Monday, March 8, 2010

One Random Act of Kindness

Last night Scott and I watched Evan Almighty. The not-so-new movie where Morgan Freeman plays God and asks Steve Carrell (Evan Baxter) to build an ark, a spin-off of Bruce Almighty. I know it is supposed to be a comedy, but I found myself being reminded of good life lessons.

There is a scene where Freeman is talking to 'Evan's Wife' about prayer, he says something along the lines of:

"When people ask for patience, does God give them patience..or opportunities for patience. When people pray for courage, does God give them courage...or the opportunities for courage..."
I really liked this, because it's so true. In our lives today we always seem to want the easy fix, the 'ask and you shall recieve' a you get what you ask for manner. Not so much, most of the time when it comes to life.
So, I am going to try and continue to make the most out of every opportunity each and every day, and to turn those opportunities into ones that lend themselves to acts of random kindness. As they said in Evan Almighty...It is the acts of random kindness that change the world, a little bit at a time. A wonderful outlook on life and a much less daunting way to embrace "Be the change you wish to see in the world" (-Gandhi).