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Kicking Up Kind Deeds - Gilbert Days Rodeo Royalty

Lindsey Brewer  | Published on 9/9/2018
      Gilbert Days Rodeo Royalty has a platform called Kicking Up Kindness.  This platform inspires us to be on the look out for kind deeds big and small.   For over 20 years Gilbert Rodeo Royalty has been inspired being on the look out for good deeds.
      Although not everbody notices it, acts of kindness happen everyday, all around us! Kindness does not always come in the form of huge planned service projects, yet it can make all the difference to someone in need. In fact, kindness can be just noticing a need of someone around you, and responding to it without selfish intent or desires.
      My Mom recently told me a story about a small act of kindness that she witnessed at the shop where she works. Everyday, she and her manager watched as a homeless man wandered around town, and then up to the front porch of the shop in search of food. He dug through the trash cans looking for old take-out bags, or even chip bags with crumbs left over in them. Though he was in need of food aned nourishment, the man never asked for food or for anyone to help him. That is where the selfless act of kindness came in.
      One day, the manager was eating lunch by the window, and saw the man walking in the direction of the shop in his usual route. The manager immediately knew what she was going to do. She quickly wrapped up the food she had been eating, (even though there was a considerable amount of the meal left) and ran outside to the trash can that he usually scavenged for food in. She carefully placed the bundle of food on top of the can, then ran inside, hoping not to be noticed. My Mom watched from the window as the man came up to the trash can and saw the very carefully bundled meal that had been left for him to discover. He looked around to see if anybody was nearby, and noticed my Mom in the window. With grattitude in his eyes and a smile on his face, he waved a simple, yet unmistakeable thank you. He took the food and walked on, his empty stomach filled for the day.
      Seeing how easy it was to lighten the burden of this man who was less fortunate than herself, the kindhearted manager regularly began to save a portion of her lunches for him to discover. This gesture was little and seemingly insignificant to the manager, but anybody in a similar situation to that of the hungry homeless man knows it can have the ability to impact their lives. Everyday, all around us, there are opportunities to serve others. It is up to us to kick up some kindness by seeing the problems and meeting the needs of the people around us.2018 Gilbert Days Rodeo will be held November 16th- 17th - 18th at Welcome Home Ranch in Gilbert, AZ. Come out and join us!