Thursday, May 17, 2012
Day 138: How You Doin'?
Sorry for the delay in posting this. I had to try it out this morning to make sure that it worked for the rest of the day for my random act. Fortunately, I can say that it has.
I always see a lot of people walking around with scowls or sad looks on their faces. Maybe they are having a bad day, maybe they heard bad news, or maybe the just like scowling. Nearly 100% of the time, I walk past these people without giving it a second thought.
Typically, when I see someone overcome with emotion to the point of crying, I will at least ask if everything is ok or how they are doing. I just feel as though it is the right thing to do even if I don't know them. I guess this can be seen as intrusive but I'm not really worried about what made them feel this way as much as I am trying to help them feel better. Well I realized that regardless of if it is someone with just a sad look or someone who has broken down, I will at least lend my voice to help. So today, for my random act of kindness, I set out to at a minimum ask people who had a sad look on their face "How are you doing?" or "Are you ok?" I figured that it at least let them know that someone, even a stranger, is there for them. I was scared to do this because I figured most people would tell me to get the hell away or mind my own business. Thus far, I haven't really gotten into extensive conversations with the 2 people I have said this to, but they have at least thanked me for asking. We will see how the rest of the day goes!