I Believe in Kindness

Kaitlyn - Powhatan, Virginia
Entered on May 11, 2009
Age Group: 18 - 30

I believe in kindness. Sometimes in today’s society it is hard for us to be kind to someone who has made us mad or someone that we do not like, but if we try we can show kindness to others. If everyone did a small act of kindness each day the world, in my opinion, would be a completely different place and things would not be so cruel.

About a month or so ago during church we were informed that there was this family who was going bankrupt. The family has a few children and they were struggling trying to keep everything together. The mother of the family has very bad migraine headaches and is on medicine for it, since they cannot pay for insurance her medicine has become too expensive for them to buy. This poor lady just has to suffer from the pain. They do not have enough money to pay for their bills and are worried about how they will even make ends meet.

Our church decided that we would help them out the best that we could. Each week someone volunteers to do a random act of kindness for this family. Some people will buy them a grocery gift card so that they can go to the store and buy their family food. Another thing that people have done for them is give them a gas card or pay for one of the many bills that they have piling up. Members from the church will even go to their house and pick them up to take them out to dinner, just so they do not have to sit at home all the time.

I think that with all these random acts of kindness that the church members are doing gives this family hope. It gives them hope that everything will be alright. I think that it shows them that this hard time will pass and that they will make it through it. I think that even though these random acts of kindness might seem so small and simple to some but to this family that needs help, they mean everything.