Monday, August 22, 2011
Be an Angel Day
Today, August 22nd is Be an Angel Day
Do something good for someone today and make their life just a little life better.
But why limit your good deeds to one day? Make a daily “mitzvah”* and touch many.
*a mitzvah is a Jewish term used to describe acts of kindness, usually offered to a stranger.
Since 1993, when the Rev. Jayne Howard Feldman founded Be an Angel Day, people across the country have taken time to bless a loved one, friend, or stranger with acts of kindness. As Beliefnet reader "Angel Love" of Port Orange, FL. says, "Consider what you would like someone to do for you, and instead, do it for them."
At the heart of being someone's angel is to have an abundant amount of warmth, creative resourcefulness, and a determination to spread some heaven on earth.
One way to be an angel is to Lend an Ear:
The first duty of love is to listen.
Remember to be patient and just listen when a friend needs you. Don't be eager to offer advice or be quick with your opinions. Instead, remember that sometimes listening can speak more than talking.
Another way to be an angel is to Save our Pets:
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
Homeless pets need love and help in finding food and shelter. Get involved with your local ASPCA or adopt a pet from an animal shelter or from a friend who can no longer take care of it. Sandra M. Williams of Swansboro, NC also suggests, "Feed your friends' animals while they are on vacation."
Pay it forward, kindness brings smiles.