Saturday, June 13, 2009
Random Acts of Kindness
Not too many years ago I remember there was quite a flurry of talk about Random Acts of Kindness (RAKs). I haven’t heard too much in the media about it any more but I am happy to report that it is alive and well at least in our neck of the woods.
About 50 miles north of where we live is a beautiful, magnificent bridge: The Mighty Mac or the Mackinac Bridge which spans the gorgeous turquoise and deep blue waters of the Straits of Mackinac, (pronounced Mack-i-naw) that magical place where the waters of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron merge. (Waters from lake Superior also enter near here through a waterway.) The bridge is a suspension bridge like the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco but is considered to be, at 5 miles long, the longest suspension bridge between two anchorages in the Western Hemisphere.
The bridge is a toll bridge. I forget what the toll is exactly, maybe $2.00-3.00 per car, and they have about 10-20 people DAILY who pay the toll for the person behind them. Isn’t that just great? The man on the radio said that during the Christmas season it goes much higher, when people are in that generous Holiday Spirit!
Chivalry isn’t dead either, but that is another post! Enjoy your weekend and give a thought to doing a RAK today yourself. It creates good karma! Not to mention that “pass it on” mentality.