DAY 1 of 30 Days of Kindness
Almost every weekend Cristian and I take a walk to our local JB HiFi Store. It’s a decent walk which we don’t mind doing because we get to meander through the shopping complex, window shopping for the most part, checking out things like the latest games for Cristian and cameras and shoes for me.
We always stop and buy a drink and a sausage in bread from the sausage sizzle outside of JB JiFi.
Most JBHi Fi’s or Bunnings stores across Victoria have sausage sizzles every weekend usually to raise money for a specific charity.
For nearly a year now, our local sausage sizzle has been run by volunteers from Openaid,1000 Villages, who work to stop the abuse and trafficking of girls and women in Thailand and South East Asia. In Australia they campaign against negative stereotypes and attitudes against girls and women.
Usually we buy a sausage and do our bit.
Today we bought some sausages and donated some money, then we talked to one of the volunteers about their work. It was fascinating and also confronting. How are young girls and women being bought and sold for sex in our modern world? After the conversation we picked up a postcard to check out the website to see how may be able to help a bit more.
Sometimes being kind is about doing what you think you have the capacity to do. This may be just buying that sausage or donating your church change.
Sometimes it’s about stepping it up a little; stepping outside of our comfort zone and what you think you are capable of, and realising that one small act of kindness (or one big act of kindness) is a game changer.
“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” ― Laozi