Today’s Daily Prompt from WordPress is “Random Act of Kindness” (RAK). Although this post was recent, we are coming up on another round of holiday travel, so decided I could get away with reblogging and encouraging everyone to consider a “RAK” while traveling this year! While the recipients could see who was passing on the kindness, it was fleeting with no intention of receiving anything in return — just as a “RAK” should be! Cheers!
Traveling during the holidays is not always smooth sailing. Everyone else is traveling, too. Lines are long, days can be longer. Family relations may be stretched to their limit. And the people who work for the travel businesses and services during this often-stressful time of year may receive the brunt of travelers’ short tempers.
Something about flowers brings a smile to people’s faces, even when times are tough. Flowers are used to celebrate, to comfort, to court, to console.
Random acts of kindness (RAK) are wonderful actions extended with no expectation of anything in return, perhaps done quietly and anonymously. RAK need not wait for a holiday but when lives are extra-stressed (say, a parent trying to manage a small toddler after hours on a plane?) a RAK may be even more welcome. Why not the gift of flowers as the RAK?
We have done some of our family traveling…
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