Random Acts Of Kindness “Pay Forward” #77

Today’s “Pay Forward” gift is – Random Acts Of Kindness. The phrase “practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty” was written by Anne Herbert on a placemat in Sausalito, California in 1982. This idea fit so well for our A.A. way of life. “Pay Forward” is a perfect way to practice random acts of kindness. In the early years of Alcoholics Anonymous the little, but powerful book, The Greatest Thing In The World, by Henry Drummond, The Sermon On The Mount and the Power Through Constructive Thinking by Emmet Fox, was inspiring a great many A.A. members, including our Co-Founders. I personally knew a lot of A.A. members who were caring the A.A. message, which in principle was much like “Pay Forward” and doing random acts of kindness, maybe not so random, but with full intent. Kindness – love active. “Have you ever noticed how much of Christ’s life was spent doing kind things…?” …we have no power to create holiness in people, but what God has put in our powe r is the ability to influence those around us to be happy – something we manage largely by being kind to them” Henry Drummond. An Anonymous personal once said, “The greatest thing a man can do for his heavenly Father, is to be kind to some of His other children.” How easy it is done. How instantaneously it acts. How superabundantly it pays itself back for there is no debtor in the world as honorable as love. Thy Love, Thy Will be done.