Recently I stumbled upon a website called Girls Gone Moto.
Girls Gone Moto is a web series about two life coaches, a camera girl, and a dog traveling across the United States in an old RV in the pursuit of happiness. Their mission was to commit random acts of kindness, volunteer at local organizations, and inspire others to pursue their own happiness.
The journey is well documented in a funny, endearing, heart warming, emotional, and joyous way. You will laugh and cry in a period of twenty two minutes watching these webisodes.
One of the life coaches, Sally Hope, worked for me when she was in college 13 years ago and I could not be more proud of her as I watched these videos.
Girls Gone Moto just finished their 8th webisode which brought to a close Season One. I highly encourage you to go watch all eight.
In honor of what Sally, Natalie, Kathryn and Coach were doing on the road I thought I would share with you what my favorite random act of kindness is.
If you have ever crossed the Bay Bridge and reached the toll booth only to be told that your toll has already been paid for by another driver; then you may have been the recipient of my random act of kindness.
I love paying for an extra car or two or three especially if it has been a really long wait at the toll plaza. It can be very aggravating to spend 45 minutes or more waiting to cross the bridge from Oakland to San Francisco. Drivers aggressively cut each other off to try and get one car length ahead on the commute into the City.
The reason I like paying for additional cars to cross the bridge is because it is a completely random act and it is completely anonymous. There is so much traffic on the bridge that there is really no way for the car that was behind you at the toll plaza to catch up and acknowledge what you have done.
Yesterday when I paid for the three cars behind me I watched in my rear view mirror as the driver in the second vehicle was told he didn't have to pay. The smile on his face was priceless.
In the spirit of the Holiday Season Loyal Readers, I would love to hear what random acts of kindness you have given to another person or you yourself have received. Even the littlest thing can make a difference in someones life.
The Song Of The Day - Don't Take My Kindness For Weakness by the Heads featuring Shaun Ryder (Not available on iTunes)