Message from Councillor Jim Pickard - Random Act of Kindness Day in SWOX
10/19/2020 7:46:46 AM
In support of Random Acts of Kindness Day in South-West Oxford, I plan to reach out to a number of people. First, I will reach out to my spouse by cooking breakfast and making the bed. She will be in shock! Later in the morning I plan to walk Dundas street in Woodstock. I will smile and say good morning to everyone I meet. (social distancing rules will apply). If a conversation ensues, I will talk about Random Acts of Kindness Day and encourage them to participate.
Along the way I will stop at a new store that just opened and deliver a bouquet of flowers to the staff and wish them well. Next, on my way down the street I will stop at the local coffee shop and leave cash. I will ask the server to use the money to purchase coffee for any homeless folk that come in the store. I know from experience they hang out in here and come in for coffee. As I walk Dundas street down one side and back the other, I will pick up the litter and deposit in the garbage cans along the way.
My final stop will be at the home of a local good Samaritan, who on her own time, without financial rewards spends time with local shut-ins. I will leave her a card of thanks with a note. As I write this I am thinking “we should make random acts of kindness the norm. It is not difficult.”