Make Kindness Happen

The world is a cruel and terrible place, but there is kindness; there has to be. Do we see kindness based on our own outlook on life or is it much more random than that? We’re all familiar with the phrase “random acts of kindness,” so I wonder, in relation to what Troy says in Reality Bites,

“There’s no point to any of this. It’s all just a… a random lottery of meaningless tragedy and a series of near escapes. So I take pleasure in the details. You know… a Quarter-Pounder with cheese, those are good, the sky about ten minutes before it starts to rain, the moment where your laughter become a cackle… and I, I sit back and I smoke my Camel Straights and I ride my own melt.”

Are we all just living in a random lottery of meaningless tragedy and a series of near escapes? Is there a chance we can climb out of the muck and find the beauty, the happiness, and more importantly the kindness in the world?

We’ve all seen it at least once, some more than others, but it has to still be out there, right?

I fear that humanity has retreated back inside their hearts and the revolution of love yourself and love others is on hiatus. You Are Remarkable is clawing at the legs of everyone trying to get them to notice the love they still have inside their souls, but are we too late? Is kindness just a thing we’re only going to witness on an ABC Family movie of the week?

Now is the time for us. Our generation. The generation that has driven kindness into the ground. We have to clean up the mess left by generations past. It is our job to make amends for the mistakes our parents did. We have to make up for the mistakes we made. We aren’t young anymore and we have to stop making excuses. No more shameless behavior, no more wandering through the street drunken and full of hate, we have to teach the world that it can be a good place again.

So please, I beg you, if you are reading this, do something kind. I don’t care how grand or how small, but make it happen. Open the door for a stranger. Compliment someone’s shirt. Pay the bill for the person behind you. Don’t cut people off on the road. Don’t give strangers dirty looks. Don’t always assume everyone is out to get you. No one wants to start a war. We are all strong beings with roaring fires inside of us, but if we can’t get along with our own brothers and sisters, how do we expect to get along with the rest of the world?

Stop being so angry. Talk to people. Listen to people. Make  their life beautiful and in return, yours will be beautiful too.

-Stacey Renberg

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5 thoughts on “Make Kindness Happen

  1. I saw a young woman get up from her seat on the train the other day to offer it to an older lady. I thought it was a sweet moment. Beautifully positive post Stacey.

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