On National Winnie the Pooh Day, Jan. 18, Julie Smith, Shelly Anderson, Cindy Hillesheim, Kathy Hillesheim and Laurie Gewerth presented games and books for the pediatric department at Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield. The bankers are pictured with Hospital Administrator Scott Thoreson. Another #rakbyFMB!

Random acts of kindness – positive impact at work

The staff at the Farmers & Merchants Bank has been performing  ‘Random Acts of Kindness’ during the past year leading up to the celebration of the bank’s centennial next month.  

The bankers hope to brighten peoples’ lives, build relationships, and make a difference one Random Act of Kindness at a time. Each employee was asked to do at least one Random Act of Kindness monthly. All employees in both Springfield and Morgan offices participated.

 “We are grateful for the opportunity to have served this area for almost a century,” said F&M President Paul Pieschel.  “As a part of our commemoration of this event, our employees adopted a Random Act of Kindness program.  We hope this initiative brings joy to many and encourages others to be kind, as well.”

Random Acts of Kindness, branded as RAKS, are spontaneous, unplanned and unexpected, emphasizing the idea that by doing someone a good deed we can brighten their day, and continue to build relationships. It might be as simple as giving someone a smile, carrying their groceries, offering them a ride, delivering treats. What unites them is the spontaneity and thoughtfulness of the act, with no strings attached.  

 

See complete story in this week's issue of the Springfield Advance-Press.

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