This past wednesday, the Newman Club put on the third annual “Random Acts of Kindness Day!” You can read about last year’s event here. I wasn’t around Campus for most of the day, but this year Newman had different organizations take part in different events throughout the day. There were a cappella groups singing, anonymous compliments via facebook, love letters hidden, and encouraging messages scattered throughout campus. Searching through instagram and twitter, one could see the impact that our preparation had on the campus community (you can check it out too… #hofstrabekind)
The really cool thing about this little day, is to see its effect on campus. It can make you notice that someone held the door for you, or offered a friendly hello. It can make you appreciate those little acts of kindness more. The Newman Club’s real goal is to have people choose kindness everyday, because sometimes a “Random Acts of Kindness” Day is just the little jump start that some people need.
“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” –Mother Teresa