Day 317 of #LiveWell2017 Today is #WorldKindnessDay
Kindness matters. It spreads love and compassion, joy and surprise, help and hope. Everyone has at least one kindness story – some kind act they have done for someone or some thing or a kindness someone did for them. Let’s share some kindness stories on this #worldkindnessday.
Here’s mine: I believe sharing food is a profound act of kindness. I love good food – especially fresh vegetables, greens, grains, and breads. So, when anyone makes or gives me homemade food or ingredients, my heart sings. Keith has become quite a competent bread baker lately, and today he baked a yeasty loaf of boule, cut off a warm, crisp chunk of it fresh from the oven, and handed it to me to savor. This small act of kindness made my day. The little things matter. Kindness matters.
While my story is personal and small, there are many ways in which giving food is changing lives in big ways. In my small town, TABLE provides emergency food for hungry children AND teaches them how to make healthy snacks for themselves, while providing ingredients for them. Our local food cooperative, Weaver Street Market, donates money and food to TABLE, so everyone who shops at or joins the coop is helping feed kids in our community. It’s a win-win for all.
Kindness isn’t just about food, though. What is your kindness story?