The other day I was playing the brilliant Obama Llama game at a family do. As usual playing with family and friends it got intense and competitive very quickly. The scores were so close that it went down to the final round.
For some bizarre reason, my friend decided to shout out the winning answer for the other team who went on to celebrate jubilantly while our team sat staring at my friend in mock outrage and disbelief.
“Why would you do that?”
“It was my act of random kindness for the day” they answered.
It reminded me of the film Evan Almighty, in which God ask an American politician to build an ark.
This clip explains how the “Ark” was really about small Acts of Random Kindness that change the world. So often we think it is only big people with big ideas that change the world. In fact, as Morgan Freeman (God) explains, we change the world with one act of random kindness at a time. We all have the ability to change the world if we want to. One conversation calling out injustice, one act of kindness and generosity, one smile, one action to stop climate change. This is how we make a difference.
What small act will you do today?
(P.S. The film is great and worth the watch. Morgan Freeman as God is brilliant. As is Obama Llama.