February 11th through 17th was Random Acts of Kindness Week, and it paved the way for National Random Acts of Kindness Day. It all started with one simple phrase written on a placemat by Anne Herbert back in 1982: “practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty.” A quiet storm was evolving, and in 1993, Anne published a book called “Random Kindness and Senseless Acts of Beauty” that opened the floodgate of newspaper articles, radio station air time, and class assignments devoted to stories about this cause. The momentum has not slowed, and people continue working towards building a kinder world.
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Can you imagine one full week dedicated to committing random acts of kindness? It’s just magnificent, and you can bet Tobosa was more than willing to do our part in spreading kindness. This year Tobosa held its second annual RAK Week Scavenger Hunt to bring a little joy to our wonderful Roswell community. The rules are simple; be kind!
Teams receive a list filled with kind acts to complete throughout the week and capture the moments with photos because as we all know, a picture is worth a thousand words. The list has an assortment of acts, just to name a few, from chalking positive messages, returning stray shopping carts, taping popcorn to Redbox locations, holding a door open for someone, and dropping off special treats to first responders. Teams are also encouraged to come up with kind acts that are not listed. There were several who delivered food to the homeless and blankets to Chaves County Disaster Relief Services. One never knows the impact of a smile and five-minute conversation could have on a total stranger.
“No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.” -Aesop
At the end of the hunt, Tobosa rewards the thoughtful scavengers with a personal kind gesture, but that doesn’t take away from the joy and excitement they benefit from their mission of RAK Week. Although this week has come and gone, kindness will forever live in every one of us. Our organization prides itself on giving back throughout the year from both our children and adult services, and we hope to inspire you in doing the same.
“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples” –Mother Teresa