Posted by: devonellington | October 11, 2021

Mon. Oct. 11, 2021: Anonymous Kindness

image courtesy of Sharon McCutcheon via

I get so tired of “naming rights” and faux philanthropy. My strong belief is that genuine philanthropy is anonymous. It’s giving without expecting public praise.

Too often, we are told that we have to tell others about our acts of kindness or “if there’s no photo, it didn’t happen.”

Which is complete nonsense.

We’re in a waxing moon, time for the new. I challenge people to do at least one random act of kindness per day, and DON’T TELL ANYONE ABOUT IT. Keep track of it in a private journal, but don’t talk about it or share it on social media, or all the things we’re told we “have” to do to “prove” it.

Do it for yourself (I won’t ask about it here). It’s astonishing how different it feels when you do something out of the joy of doing it versus doing it in order to post about it.

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