When our girls were younger, we would save up pop cans as an extra for their allowance. As they got older, it shifted to the youngest girl who wasn't earning any of her own money yet.
Now my husband and I save the cans and recycle because its a good thing to do, but who can't use an extra couple of dollars in their wallet during these tough economic times.
Today something really nice happened. When we went to drop off the cans, my husband was pouring them out into the container that measures them and a woman (that we've never met before) came up and gave two bags of her own cans to my husband and then drove away.
It might seem like a small gesture, but I have to say that it made us smile to think of this woman's random act of kindness. It also made me think about the New Year, with all of the crazy resolutions that I could make. I decided that I hope to be more like this woman in the coming year and offer such acts of kindness to others.
May you also be blessed with a random act of kindness this year and I wish you a very Happy New Year! ; )