#ShareYourCare Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
The Care Bears #ShareYourCare day was Wednesday September 9th. I had all these big plans. Social messaging. Epic blog post. Unicorns farting rainbows and all, y’all. It was gonna be great.
Except on Tuesday night I ended up in the ER. My gallbladder & I were not getting along and with the help of a great medical team we joined forces to evict the little bugger.
Clearly I missed posting about #ShareYourCare (I blame pain and narcotics) during my hospital stint, so bear with me (see what I did there?) a moment while I share today.
I’ve been known to help strangers and friends alike and it’s no secret I have a soft spot for animals. Whether it be time, money, things, words… sometimes someone just needs it more than I do. So I step in, I do what I can, I show up. Because it’s the right thing to do.
Until the day comes where someone takes care of you. A complete stranger does something so nice, so simple, that it makes your day. After this week’s ordeals I honestly can’t remember what it was, but I remember telling my mom ‘sometimes it’s just really nice when you’re on the receiving end of random kindness‘.
It doesn’t matter what you do – buying coffee for the car behind you at Tim’s, covering the $0.05 a child needs to buy a special treat ’cause no one taught them about sales tax yet, or showing up unexpectedly to clean, organize, and cook. It all counts. It all matters.
It matters to someone.
September 9th was #ShareYourCare day – but we should all share our care every day. Because every time you give a random act of kindness you possibly change someone’s life. You save them, encourage them, give them hope.
I hope someone showed you unexpected compassion when you needed it most, and that you paid it forward when you saw a need.
For an inspiring story of a child on a mission to change the world around him, read about Zach Kaplan and his philanthropist efforts.
Share your story in the comments! I’d love to hear it.