Acts of Kindness by Adam Mayers (81)

I just love this book! It is all about how to do random acts of kindness.

We always think that kindness is has to be BIG in order for it to count for anything. Of course, we live in a consumerist culture where money rules. However, there are so many other ways that we could show a kind gesture to our neighbour.

Small things can often mean a great deal to people. For the past five years or so, readers of the Toronto Star’s website has been telling one another that by sharing their stories in a feature called Acts of Kindness. The common thread is that a stranger helped when it was needed most, without thought of a reward and often without leaving a name.

Since its debut in December 004, Acts of Kindness has become a daily fixture at thestar.com. About four thousand stories have been submitted and two thousand have been published.

This book represents the best of the best–a collection of two hundred of the most memorable tales.

The stories are a reminder that goodness is non-denominational, non-political, and transferable across race and language. They also remind us that although our lives are full of hard realities, the smallest gesture can raise a spirit or lift a heart, and that the time to do it is now.

I loved the book from the beginning to end.

Rating: 5 stars

 

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