To celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week the College Captains led a reflection and recorded messages to be shared between the different age groups at both assemblies this week. We all know that small random acts of kindness make a significant difference. Earlier this week, a young lad from the Junior College gave me a small flower that he had just picked when we happened to cross paths out in the yard. The flower, which was half the size of my small fingernail, sat on my desk for the day and made me smile. I am sure that when he picked the flower, he hadn’t planned to present it to his principal but he took that random opportunity to make a difference.
Every day we have the opportunity to take advantage of that unforeseen moment to be kind. Small individual actions make a significant difference to many and shape a culture. We all know the story of the Good Samaritan who saw and responded to the need of the man lying by the side of road. God calls us to walk with our eyes and hearts open to those small and large opportunities we encounter each day to make a difference. We could all set ourselves the challenge of completing one small random act of kindness each day for the next week and see what a difference it makes.