A strange title for a blog post on a for-profit website! Actually, it is the theme for the month at Chief DataCom. We have all heard the expression “pay it forward” and Oprah coined the phrase “random acts of kindness”, but, how many businesses out there actually take this to heart?
It is true that a little generosity goes a long way much like the ripples from a pebble tossed in a lake. The effect of a kind act is infinite!
I can remember many times in my life when the kindness of a person, especially a stranger, moved me to pay it forward. From the time when I was 6 years old and learned that “Santa Claus” was actually the West Walden Street Church of God (our family was poor), to the time when the perfect stranger paid my toll on the San Mateo bridge: I felt the overwhelming need to help the less fortunate.
In the book The Genius of Generosity, it talks about how true generosity is not measured in the size of the gift, rather, the size of the sacrifice. Anyone with “much” should be able to give generously. Anyone with little who gives “much” is truly generous!
This month we are donating a percentage of our sales to The City Rescue Mission. We are a small company, but, I hope our pebble will create infinite waves!