Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week with Life Insurance

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“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” — Aesop

It is amazing how this little sentence can affect a person in a big way. Random acts of kindness are just that, random. You never know who will perform them, when, or even why; but when it happens it is a wonderful feeling. Even if the act of kindness was not made to you directly, it makes you want to pay it forward somehow.

I just read an article regarding a random act of kindness, which happened to take place right in Pivot’s Worcester, MA neighborhood. Someone hung hats and scarves on utility poles with notes attached saying they were not lost and if you need this to stay warm, please take it. Worcester has already had over 100 inches of snow and sub-zero temperatures, so the hats and scarves were a very welcome gift to some individuals. It has given me an idea to go throughout my house and collect whatever outdoor wear my children and I no longer use and donate it to a local shelter.

How does life insurance tie in with acts of kindness? Maybe you have a family member who was recently laid off from their job and lost their life insurance. Perhaps you have a family member that is a single parent and cannot currently afford a policy. You can pay it forward (literally) and be the payor of their policy until they can get back on their feet.

In both of these instances, if a family member passed away and if they had no life insurance in place, it would create a financial hardship for their families. A $100,000, 10-year term life insurance policy can cost as low as $9.00 per month. That is less than a take-out pizza. Protecting a family member for $9.00 per month is truly an act of kindness that both you and your family members will appreciate.

One final thought…

“Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.” — Emanuel Swedenborg, Philosopher, Scientist, Theologian

About the author: Teri Costen has been in the life insurance business for over 20 years. She is a mother of three who enjoys working out, taking aerobic kickboxing classes, and making stained glass. Teri believes that finding the right life insurance policy helps protect your family and loved ones. You can contact Teri at 1-800-651-1953 or TCosten@Pivot.com.