The message of choosing kindness is spreading throughout Fairfield!
First Selectman Michael C. Tetreau has proclaimed the week of February 11 through February 17 as “Random Acts of Kindness Week” in the Town of Fairfield. Inspired by Fairfield resident Veronica Mollica who believes teaching her young children that “Kindness Matters”, the First Selectman has issued a proclamation to encourage citizens to create a community of kindness—not only during the designated week in February, but every day of the year.
Residents are encouraged to perform acts of kindness at home, school, work or in the Fairfield community in hopes that good deeds will have a ripple effect. First Selectman Tetreau said, “After our community endured Storm Sandy and we mourned the tragedy in neighboring Newtown, it became evident how precious life is and how we must all do a better job in being kinder to others in whatever way makes even a small difference in someone else’s life.
By performing simple acts of kindness as often as we can, we serve as models for Fairfield’s children and we make our society better.” Don’t know how to get started? it’s easier than you might think…Try one of these suggestions!
Kindness Ideas for Random Acts of Kindness Week:
Monday: Give a compliment to someone.
Tuesday: Buy something for the person in the line behind you.
Wednesday: Bring a treat to a neighbor or co-worker.
Thursday: Reach out to someone you haven’t talked to in a while.
Friday: Let someone go in front of you in line.
Saturday: Volunteer for a Fairfield organization or non-profit.
Sunday: Thank a Veteran you know for his/her service.