I’m reading a great book at the moment which talks about the “opposite” of RAOK’s (Random Acts of Kindness), and that is basically to pay it backwards.
To thank those people who have made a difference in your life. No matter how big or small.
It might be the person who was extra helpful to you at the store today.
Or it might be the teacher who inspired you to become what you are today.
There are so many opportunities for gratitude, and to say thank you.
And personally this is something that I LOVE doing.
A lot of people are quick to complain about things they don’t like – bad service, inferior products etc. However they don’t tend to notice or value really good service or positive experiences. So not long ago I made it my intention to always recognise when somebody had gone out of their way to do something nice for me. If it’s in a service environment, I will contact their Manager to let them know. If it’s a company, and I love their product, I will send a letter.
It all adds a little more kindness and positivity to the world.
And the more I read this book the more inspired I am to dig back deeper into my past. And get in touch with those people who have made a difference in my life, and say thank you, and let them know how much it has meant to me.
If anyone else decides to do this, I would love to hear your experiences ♥
A picture my son drew for our landlord