February 17 is National Random Acts of Kindness Day!
About two years ago, I participated in my first 14-day Challenge with Ray Higdon. He initiated what he calls Wealth Wednesday which involves “doing a random act of kindness for a stranger that involves a financial exchange.” This may include paying for the person behind you in the drive-thru, tipping extra at a restaurant, or putting money in a diaper box. You are only limited by your imagination. My kids’ favorite activity is putting cash in the diaper box or formula can. They love wealth Wednesday more than I do!
After the accident, my friends and I renamed wealth Wednesday to Wavemaker Wednesday. We extended the definition to include acts of service toward anyone, including people you know. Wavemakers are people determined to make a difference in the world, one act, one person, at a time. This may include taking a meal to a new mom or someone recovering from surgery, taking care of someone’s yard, or simply sitting with someone who is hurting. Small ripples turn into big waves.
As I cleaned out this blog, I found this post from before the accident and even before Rankmakers that made me realize these acts of kindness are just a part of my life. Growing up as a preacher’s kid, I saw my parents serve daily. Service was just a part of life. I’ve done the same. I’m raising wavemakers.