Favorite Things – Surprise Random Acts of Kindness
When the surprise takes the form of what looks and feels like a Christmas miracle it is all the better! WestJet , a Canadian airline, provided one such miracle for a plane full of unsuspecting passengers. If you haven’t found your smile yet this holiday season or shed tears of joy, you will get your chance right here.
Few of us will ever be in a position to create the kind of surprise and joy that WestJet did for these passengers, but we all have the ability to surprise one unsuspecting person this Christmas. Look for an elderly neighbor who would love to find some baked goods on his or her porch. Or a little child in the store who doesn’t have the sparkle that children should all have this time of year….maybe a little stuffed toy would brighten their day. Or maybe it will be a frazzled mom shopping late at Target, trying, on her limited budget, to make her children’s wishes realities…surprise her with a coffee from the in-store Starbucks that an employee delivers anonymously. Whatever it is, that random act of kindness will make life sweeter and more abundant for you and for the person you surprise with something. This is a perfect example of what Christmas is about. When the world was not expecting it, God sent a baby in a manger to be a Savior.
That random act of kindness you show someone unsuspecting will bring delight to them and joy to you in doing it 🙂
p.s. You can read the whole story surrounding this event here. And if you have an extra minute view the video again at www.youtube.com/user/WestJet or click on the YouTube icon on the bottom right of the video above. Apparently the more views they receive on You Tube, the more people who couldn’t otherwise afford plane tickets home for the holidays will receive a free ticket courtesy of West Jet.