Hello Mid-Willamette Valley Community!
Let’s get out this season and give through Random Acts of Kindness (R.A.o.K.). You may wonder why I’m writing on this subject since we are a Staffing Company. But here at BDI Staffing, we value the community around us, and care about people. Yes, we want to see people find WORK. Yes, we want to help clients HIRE. But we also want to see people THRIVE in their Community. Community isn’t something that we just have by default because it’s where we live, or because there are people around us. Community is something we invest in, are a part of, can have an impact on, and create. It’s like the idea that a home isn’t just a house, it’s a place where people feel a connection with those they love. It’s the people in that house that make the home. So, what does giving through R.A.o.K. have to do with all this?
I’m sure many of you have seen the “PAY IT FORWARD” movie where one kid makes a huge impact on his community, but if you haven’t and don’t know what the Pay It Forward movement is through R.A.o.K. let me explain. The idea behind R.A.o.K. is that you do something Kind and non-premeditated in your community for someone random that crosses your path to offer KINDNESS toward the outside world, with no expectation other than the request that they pay it forward to another person and therefore making an impact on another’s life. The premise is this, if you give to a Random Stranger not expecting anything in return, other then for them to give to someone else, you will see the world as brighter, and you will have created a movement of Kindness. Which will in turn have a positive impact on the community at large, creating a stronger community and providing hope and encouragement to those within the community. With so much negativity flooding the news, and world right now, this is exactly what the community around us needs this Christmas. A reminder, that we are all humans, all in need of something, and that people in our community CARE, even a random stranger.
So, what are you going to do this season for your community? Will you make an impact and show a R.A.o.K. to someone?
How do you show R.A.o.K.?
Pay attention to the world around you and offer a lending hand to someone you see in need. A small sacrifice on your end, may make a huge impact for another. So, that could be filling up someone’s tank of gas at the gas station, that could be paying for the person in front of you in the grocery store’s bill. It doesn’t have to be an obvious need but can just be a random gift as well.
Simple Tip: Always offer your gift as a R.A.o.K., and request they Pay It Forward, so that people understand your generosity and accept your gift. Don’t forget to wish them a Happy Holidays!
-BDI Staffing “Changing lives, one person at a time.”