a brief first crack at the small step of describing the idea of this website.
are big acts, like acts of congress. They happen rarely. But there are
billions of small acts that happen every day. Billions!!
them are acts of kindness, courage, boldness, sacrifice. Some are
rebellious, some cause change, some preserve integrity, some are acts of
philanthropy or other kinds of giving.
Some are well thought
out. Some are impulsive. Some go into the universe with good intention
and little happens. Some catch wing and, almost magically, touch
someone, cast light, open a door, and change the whole world. And though
there are billions of these small acts happening every day, we can't
have too many and it doesn't hurt to celebrate and honor those that have
made a difference.
Some make massive differences. Some simply
brighten one person's moment. Some accidentally save lives. Some
unknowingly inspire others to do far bigger, greater things. You never
can tell. That's part of the beauty of small acts.
The thing is,
you can't and shouldn't perform or do small acts because of the
potential that something really big will happen. It might, and you never
know, but you do small acts for other reasons.
SmallActs.org website was conceived after its founders encountered a few
stories about small acts that produced incredibly big outcomes.
The goal is to inspire people to do the little things, the small acts that have, throughout history, made huge changes happen. The goal is to honor, to thank and recognize people who have performed small acts that made a difference, that were acts of kindness.
acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world."
I honestly believe the future's going to be
millions of little things saving us.
Pete Seeger on Democracy Now
Some of the kinds of small acts that we'd like to see described in articles, diaries, even tweets.
acts of inspiration
acts of change
acts of courage
acts of philanthropy
acts of boldness
callings, children, animals,
effects of acts
thanks for acts
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