Acts of Kindness 

Every day at the Senior Center, I observe people smiling, laughing and speaking pleasantries to one another. Some days, however, an event stands out more than others.

I walked into the Café and our meal site coordinator, Melinda, stopped me and said, “let me show you something sweet our clients have done for ‘Jane Doe’”.

We walked over to the puzzle table, and Melinda showed me that whoever was last working on the puzzle left several pieces empty and neatly placed the missing pieces on the side. Melinda continued to say, “They know that completing a puzzle makes ‘Jane’ happy, so they leave it for her to complete”. This made me pause and my heart filled with pride and happiness. A simple act of kindness can make someone’s day, and in this instance, affect others.

I keep reflecting on this moment and it made me realize that small things are big things and we can never underestimate how a small thing can make a big difference.

During these high-pressure times, we should consider doing more selfless acts of kindness. It truly is a pay-itforward idea - it inspires others to do the same.

Remember: smiles are like sneezes, they are contagious and spread.
— Jenn Hoffman, Directo