I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way
to show compassion then it will start a chain reaction of the same.
Rachel Joy Scott
Rachel Joy Scott was just a teenager when her life was violently taken from her by two boys who went into Columbine High School in Colorado back in 1999 and took the lives of thirteen people. When Rachel’s diaries were later read, this is one of the things that she had written: “If one person could go out of their way to show compassion, then it would start a chain reaction of the same. People would never know how far a little kindness could go.”
After this horrific event, Rachel’s family started a program called, “Rachel’s Challenge”. Their mission has been to spread a chain reaction of kindness and compassion around the world.
What could you do to start a chain reaction of kindness in your world today? What could you do to make a difference in one person’s life?
- Think about something kind that someone did for you at some point in your life and how it made you feel.
- Choose someone you come across in your day today and just treat them with a little extra kindness than usual. Sometimes it is as simple as asking someone how their day has been so far or telling them how much you enjoy being around them…
I believe that kindness can carve the most direct path to peace, love and happiness! May you spread the chain of kindness in your community today.
Listen to ‘There Will Be Peace’ by Janie Lidey & Matt Wilder