rebelling against low expectations

Do Something Kind Today


One random act of kindness doesn’t make that big a difference — or does it? This creative video shows how one small decision can have big repercussions. Like a small stone sending ripples across the entire pond, our actions have consequences we never see.

Though we have no reason to assume the producers of the video are Christians, their “advertisement” for kindness has pretty solid biblical support. Consider the following verses:

“A man who is kind benefits himself, but a cruel man hurts himself.” — Proverbs 11:17

“Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.” — Proverbs 19:17

“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” — Galatians 6:9-10

This short video, produced by a small New York City non-profit called Life Vest Inside, was released in 2011, but has found new life online this past week. Take five minutes to be inspired (or re-inspired). And don’t forget to admire the cinematography. The entire scene is shot in one take.


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About the author

Alex and Brett Harris

are the co-founders of and co-authors of Do Hard Things and Start Here. They have a passion for God and for their generation. Their personal interests include politics, filmmaking, music, and basketball. They are both graduates of Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, Virginia.


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