A single act of kindness. Such a simple idea but have you ever thought about what it really can do? If every person took this idea to heart and added just one single act of kindness to their daily routine how many people would be affected? It is amazing how many lives can change if people would just take a minute to pass a kind word or offer a helping hand.
This idea is what sparked a challenge that I had a little while back. I sent out an email to my friends and family asking for each person to send in a single dollar that would be gathered up and delivered to a given charity at the end of the month. My pessimistic side thought that I would only be donating three dollars at the end of the month (one each for me, my wife and our son). To my surprise we received almost thirty dollars in donations. While not a huge number in the grand scheme of things this number proved that there are people willing to help.
The end of December and the beginning of January our family had to deal with some personal tragedies. I then spent the rest of January working at how I could improve my challenge and make it a more universal thing. Think about it, there are over three hundred million (300,000,000) people living in the United States right now. If each person were to donate a single dollar to a given charity what kind of impact would that have? How many millions of lives could be changed and all it would cost is one single dollar per person.
So that is the challenge that I am putting out to each of you. Take a minute to perform a single act of kindness and see just how quickly your one dollar bill will grow and multiply. Each month we will be focusing on a different charitable organization to make our deposit to.