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Day 292: 365give Watches A Small Act of Kindness

I love it when I see others complete a small act of kindness. I really love it when my son sees other people giving. I am in Toronto on business this week (my paying job) and it is hot here. I mean really hot. People are suffering, plants are suffering and animals are suffering from the heat. I had the opportunity to watch a woman tonight do a very special give to help an animal in need during the heat wave and I wanted to share the story. It’s what giving is truly all about.

The give that no one is watching but you do it because giving is in your heart.

Give 292/ Day 292

I was out having dinner with my sister tonight and on the way back to the car we saw a women bending down feeding a cat. My son was with me and he loves cats. He asked if we could go over and see the animal as the women was feeding him. The women told us to approach very slowly. He was obviously a stray and she was slowly throwing food to the cat as he wouldn’t approach her to take it. The cat was very thin and looked very young. She said she had seen the cat a few days in a row and was very worried for his health. She was trying to gain his trust so she could get the cat to drink some water along with easting the food.

As I stated the cat was a stray and this woman had no need to help the cat. When we arrived she wasn’t doing it because anyone was watching she was doing it because she obviously had a good heart and was genuinely considered for the animals well being. It warmed my heart.

Today’s give is a guest give by a women I had never met nor do I know her name but it was one of the nicest gives I had witnessed. It was straight from her heart – it was the giving at it’s finest.

Do you have a story of person you have witnessed from afar giving back in a simple way? Share the story with us. Leave us a comment or email me at [email protected].

Time Commitment: This stranger could have spent hours or just minutes helping the cat

Cost: 0

What people are saying about 365give

“I wanted to express my gratitude for the teaching you provided today. Your message was delivered eloquently, compassionately, and without judgment. The kids were engaged, and now have knowledge with which they can change the world. We all appreciated how you took the time to help us learn to build positive mindsets and practice happiness.”
Shelley Gardner, Grade 6 Ridgeview Elementary (West Vancouver)
“Actions really do speak louder than words, which is why I believe the 365give Challenge has resonated throughout my community. Every give we do is so important to us and leaves us happier and appreciating our lives a little bit more than before.”
Mahina Niyozova (Tajikistan)
“After watching the 365give TEDx Talk, I was inspired to join and begin a daily giving program in India. Today, along with 12 other volunteer women, we provide 100 meals to local underprivileged children in Bangalore for school every day.”
Deepika Ahuja, Mom (Bangalore, India)
“My life has greater meaning now.”
Renate Jorge, @BeKindBrazil and 365give Member, Family Program (Brazil)
“I just wanted to share that 365give really helped me. I am a better person now, thank you.”
MayLee, 365give Member, Individual Program
“This 365give Challenge has really injected excitement and extra enthusiasm in each work day as I think about what we can do. It has motivated me and the students.”
Cristina Peters, School Counselor (New York City, USA)
“I have seen a huge shift in energy throughout my classroom since doing the 365give Challenge. The Challenge has empowered my students to make a positive difference in the school’s community and beyond.”
Cella Adriana, Special Needs Educator /The Holliswood School (New York City, USA)
“The 365give Challenge helps students understand their impact on others. It opens avenues for introducing and discussing global and local issues in classrooms. It is powerful to watch students of all ages think about how they can make a change in another person’s life with one small act.”
Jessica Hall, Primary Teacher, French Immersion at École Pauline Johnson (West Vancouver, Canada)