Small Acts Of Kindness Can Change The World
“Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.”
This week we are inspired by random acts of kindness. Small Acts and Small Dogs can have a big impact.
You’ll fall in love with these three small therapy dogs who love helping others and understand the value of everyday acts of kindness are our pals, Gizmo of Gimzo’s Frens, his girlfriend Zoe the Therapy Dog and Norbert.
They provide love and comfort to people in need with small gestures such as giving cuddles and kisses or taking an afternoon nap on a patient’s lap. They make the world a better place.
Check out this great quote from Gizmo’s post his Facebook Page:
“Happy Monday! Gizmo sez: Listen. If Plan A didn’t work, that’s ok. There are still 25 more letters in the alphabet. Never ever give up today!” -Gizmo
The mission of Gizmo’s Frens, Inc, is to raise awareness and funds for charities and awareness of great things happening in the community and beyond. How inspiring!
Therapy dog Gizmo (www.facebook.com/GizmosFrens) and his family are grateful to share his love at Eastern CT Health Network Hospitals, Manchester High School, Spectrum Care facilities, Manchester Dialysis Center, The Village at Buckland Court assisted living, Vernon Manor, Special Olympics Unified Sports, Camp Rotary and others. He also visits Hartford Public Library and we were lucky enough to go with him. He is the Official K-9 Unit of the Hartford Public Library Security Squad as well. He is now certfied in Emergency Response too.
Gizmo shared this post and photo from Zoe’s page that encourages their friends to write and send birthday cards to Mr. Alex. Zoe makes weekly visits to the man and wanted to help make his 90th Birthday one to remember. We love this gesture and were really inspired to see these two pooches combining their online presence to help Mr. Alex.
As an adopted rescue dog, Zoe may have had a rough beginning, but now in a “Furever” home, she’s enjoying the type of life every pet deserves. She’s also a “working dog”- volunteering at 5 different facilities and loving every minute of it.
Another small dog with a huge heart is Norbert. This 3LB Therapy Dog spreads kindness in the world with each of his high-fives. He works as a registered therapy dog and his mission is to spread smiles across the globe. He also has his book series called “What Can Little Me Do”. Check out all three books HERE
Norbert’s purpose is simple, to make people smile. Check him out in the new January 27th Universal Pictures film, “A Dog’s Purpose” for which he is a brand ambassador.
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”
Try 3 Small Acts Of Kindness Today!
1) Tweet or Facebook message a genuine compliment or share a message to someone right now.
2) Write a nice comment on a friend’s blog or Facebook Page or share a post. Show you care.
3) Share a rescue story, donate, foster or adopt. #rescuesrock and we can all make a difference.
For more ideas check out Buzzfeed’s 101 Easy Ideas For Random Acts Of Kindness