Paying it forward one act of kindness at a time

Broken Arrow Projects is a new initiative here on the Gold Coast who are all about instilling a sense of community, compassion and respect back into society.

Their spokesperson, who asked to remain anonymous was excited to tell me about their very first project.

“These days some of us seem to get so caught up with our own lives and personal journeys that we forget we are all in this together,” he said.

Enter Random Acts of Kindness.

“Random acts of kindness cards are not a new idea. The aim is to encourage people to practice and promote kindness.”

The idea is that you grab one of these cards and leave it as a calling sign when you’ve fulfilled a random act to bring a smile to another person’s face.

“Now we just have to get them out into the world,” he said.

And it appears they’re already out there. This post appearing on the Broken Arrow Projects’ Facebook page just a few days after they launched their initiative:

“So I went to get a coffee this morning and ended up getting it for free because the person before me had paid for an extra one so the next customer could have a free coffee … best start to the day #randomactofkindness

To get your hands on one of these cards, join the FB page and ask the crew to send you some. Or, start manifesting a good deed and maybe one will end up in your hands as the beneficiary of a random act of kindness.

Hang 5: inspiration for random acts of kindness

  • clean a neighbour’s windscreen when their car is parked outside
  • shout the person behind you a newspaper at the newsagents
  • put your neighbour’s bin out or put it back
  • mow your neighbour’s median strip as you do your own lawn
  • cook a favourite meal for a friend or relative


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