Chris' Corner: People for Good

People for Good

I can remember reading an article in Reader's Digest, probably in the 1970's, perhaps in the early 1980's and have never forgotten it. It was about a movement, probably starting in California (isn't that where most "movements" start ;-)

It challenged a generation, and me specifically, to Commit Random Acts of Kindness and Senseless Beauty.

In among the general sea of negativity that constantly floods us and pervades our media, there are beacons of hope, a promise of a better world. They challenge us personally to prove that one person can make a difference.

Pay it forward is one such movement that has gained much traction. In the link above, I wrote how the two movements have challenged me and challenged others...

peopleforgood.ca is another similar movement. I have seen ads for this movement and website on TV and heard them on the Radio.

Movements like this, can help foster a spirit of generosity... one that could, as more people "buy in", create a world that is "half full" rather than"half empty". Want to keep the Spirit of Christmas all year long? Consider the message in these movements and Spread the Word.

Interested? Then I invite you to Commit a Random Act of Kindness or Senseless Beauty, to Pay It Forward, or to join people for good and make a difference, not only in the world around you, but in yourself also =)

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Comment balloon 7 commentsChris Smith • December 30 2011 01:03PM

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Good morning Chris,

Wonderful blog and a wonderful way to end 2011 and begin 2012 on the right foot.  Thank you for sharing the link, I will be checking it out.

Wishing you and yours a Very Happy New Year!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 8 years ago

Chris

I really believe in what you wrote. My first sense of pay it forward came from the movie. Strange how we come to believe in doing what right. cheers in 2012, cvc

Posted by Curtis Van Carter, Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire (Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group) over 8 years ago

Great post Chris, you are so mindful of others it just comes natural. For the rest of us, we have to work on it and these posts are gentle nudges, thank you for that!

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 8 years ago

Lisa, I have heard so many people talk about keeping the spirit of Christmas going, it is all up to us.

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 8 years ago

Curtis, when more of us regularly went to Church, Church and home was our moral compass.  In this day and age, it seems we need more secular motivation.

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 8 years ago

Al and Peggy, so many people, such as the two of you, have given me so much, that I am just "paying it forward"

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 8 years ago

Chris, Very good post and a very good reminder! Have a safe and happy New Years Eve!

Posted by Keith Gilkey, 410-920-7214, Re/Max Chesapeake (Re/Max Chesapeake) over 8 years ago

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