As per this framework, one of the main pillars of Black Lotus(BL) is the spirit of Kindness, or as we like to call it, the Random Acts of Kindness – RAK. Imbibing kindness and making it a part of our daily practice has immeasurable benefits. And the best part? you can create a chain reaction by sharing your RAK story and inspiring others!
Over the years, several Black Lotus users have shared heart touching stories of kindness. Distributing food to the needy, making someone laugh, and helping a fellow classmate are just a few examples of the many different ways BL users have practiced kindness.
Did you recently read a RAK story that touched you deeply? Have you experienced an act of compassion that you would like to share with the world? Have you recently been kind to someone? Would you like to write your own RAK story?
If you answered yes to those questions but are not sure where to start, Don’t worry! Here is a simple guide to help you write your story:
1) Structure your story
Knowing the key players and incidents in your story will simplify the process. Whenever in doubt, follow the beginning-middle-end format. Introduce your setting, describe the act of kindness, and share your learning. Always keep the word limit in mind. A RAK story must range between 250 to 1700 characters. Short and sweet. That’s the key.
2) Don’t overthink it!
Writing can sometimes feel like a daunting task, but writing a RAK story doesn’t have to be so. This isn’t a language assignment you’ll be graded on, so relax. Pour your heart out and express your story as honestly as you can. Every act of kindness matters, no matter how big or small. If you think an act of kindness has deeply impacted you, don’t overthink it, go ahead and share your story!
3) Choose a beautiful picture
A few maxims of life have stood the test of time and “a picture is worth a thousand words” is definitely one of them. Make sure to compliment your story with an appropriate picture. You can either share a photo of the incident or choose from a wide variety of options available in the Black Lotus app.
4) Give it a final read
Once you are done writing the story, give it a read to make sure you haven’t made any spelling or grammatical errors. And if you make a few, don’t worry. The grammar pundits would be kind enough to let a few mistakes slip by 😉
5) Once you have typed your RAK story, you can submit it by following these steps:
a) Click on the Plus sign.
b) Give your story a catchy title.
c) Write your story.
d) Summarise your learning from the incident in the “Takeaway” section.
e) Upload a photo to complement your RAK story.
f) Press Publish.
g) Share it with your friends and family!