The news article was simple. Only 103 words plus video. Its message was timely…and hopefully contagious. Earlier this week, Lily, a police dog in training, visited Eagle Park Seniors’ Residence in Qualicum Beach (on Vancouver Island, BC). Her first official police assignment? To spread pre-Easter cheer. Lily (a bit of a goofball) was joined by her RCMP colleagues who wore their full Red Serge uniforms.
The video says it all. Great pleasures were gained by such a simple act of thoughtfulness. Not only was 10-week old Lily adorable, the RCMP Constables also handed out chocolate!
The video (only 55 seconds long), makes me smile every time I watch it.
Each day we have a myriad of opportunities to share kindness with others. In her exuberance, Lily has demonstrated how much joy one simple action can bring. Regardless of our individual beliefs, the holidays provide a perfect time to send a card, share a kind word, give to others or simply make someone smile. What act(s) of thoughtfulness or generosity have you witnessed recently?