Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 201 – Kindness To A Stranger

Performed a small act of kindness for a group of strangers.  

Over at yearofkindness.wordpress.com, Catherine just celebrated 100 days of giving by asking everyone to perform one kind act for a stranger on July 13th.

I chose to say thank you, in person, to a group of people that I have been seeing for years.

The Washington County Peace Vigil meets in front of the Beaverton Public library every Wednesday. My understanding is this group of people started protesting the Afghanistan war shortly after 9/11. Every night they meet for an hour with protest signs, rain or shine. Those who support the effort usually honk … except me.

That’s because my horn is broken.

Tonight, I rectified that. Not by fixing my horn. But by going up to the group members and saying thanks for being persistent in a cause they believe in. And for trying to bring a little more peace to the world.

Every kind act counts.

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About Eric Winger

Our perception of time is key to how we use our time. The most fundamental way to change that perception is to give our time. This opens us up to new opportunities and ideas from which we can build to really make a difference. ... Yes, we *do* have time to make a difference!
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2 Responses to Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 201 – Kindness To A Stranger

  1. That’s really lovely, Eric. I’m sure they truly appreciated it, especially with all the time and dedication they have put into their cause. Thankyou so much for participating in the challenge!

    • Eric Winger says:

      I was happy to participate. This particular kind act and the Worldwide Day of Giving I participated in earlier this summer have both taught me something.

      That I can do more to get to know the people to which I’m giving my time. It is something I’m going to strive to do. Thanks for the motivation!

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