A small act of kindness

Recently, as I was cleaning out some storage space, I found my copy of Life's Little Instruction Book in a box of old books. Wildly popular during the early 1990s, the book basically reminds people the simple things matter.

During a time when the world is in turmoil as a result of wars, a depressed economy and a host of other worries, perhaps it would be wise to revisit the lessons in that little book and put some to practical use, namely realizing a small act of kindness can drastically change someone's life.

Next month, during the 2010 International Roofing Expo,® Hanley Wood LLC, Washington, D.C., and NRCA are encouraging all show attendees to participate in the event's first Community Service Day Sunday, Feb. 21, from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

The event is sponsored by Sika Sarnafil, Canton, Mass., and is in partnership with the New Orleans chapter of Rebuilding Together® (NRCA's national charitable organization).