Written by Robyn T. Braley
We shouldn’t need to be prompted to show kindness to those we meet every day. However, it is easy to become so absorbed into the fast pace of life that we don’t see the needs of others, even when they are an arms length away.
As Rotarians, our motto is Service Above Self. We demonstrate organized acts of kindness through the humanitarian work we do in our communities and around the world.
However, I heard a story about a senior executive of a service organization who would periodically dress as a homeless person. He would lie near the doorway of locations where meetings he was about to speak at were being held. It was revealing how many stepped over him before someone knelt to ask if he needed help. He made his point!