Did you know that Saturday is Random Acts of Kindness Day?
It's an unofficial holiday in which people and organizations around the world are encouraged to do random acts of kindness.
One local church got an early start by showing some of that kindness Thursday.
It's the first year Journey Church in Calallen has done this, but they hope to make this an annual event.
"We just wanted to do an event that would just inspire our church and our community just to do, you know, random acts of kindness for people," Youth Pastor Joshua Garza said. "Just to express love and appreciation for, you know, especially all that our hometown heroes do, and then just anyone in the community. Just to express love."
"Our desire is just to go big and do as much as we possibly can this week, and just take advantage of God's love and sharing it with other people," Youth Pastor JoAnn Garza said.
They said if you want to change the world, you can do it with one random act of kindness at a time; and that's what Journey Church is hoping to do by doing something as simple as giving away cookies and cakes to some local heroes.
Members of the church baked the cookies Thursday. A couple of youth pastors gave the sweets to local firefighters and teachers, and the people on the receiving end were grateful.
"It's always nice to be appreciated," said Captain Albert Guzman of the Corpus Christi Fire Department. "It really brightens our day."
The cookies were a big hit at the fire station, and the cake was a big hit among the teachers and faculty at Tuloso-Midway High School. They visited other hospitals and schools as well.
The church has started a Facebook page for Kindness Day, with all sorts of ideas and ways to perform random acts of kindness, but they said it can be something as simple as calling a family member and saying hello, or writing a thank you note. Any kind gesture will do.
To visit their Facebook page, click here.
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