"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." ~ Aesop"

 

Random Acts of Kindness

Hopefully, the sharing of personal stories and experiences will help motivate and encourage others to keep spreading kindness. Whether it is an act of kindness that we have received, or one that we have done, or even one that we have witnessed. Let's try and make the world a better place, one random act of kindness at a time!

 

 

One day while in the mall, I saw a mom struggling with one baby in her arms while another was on the floor in full melt-down mode. My heart went out to her as I watched many people pass them by rolling their eyes in judgment. I remembered those helpless days and asked her if there was anything I could do to help. She thanked me and asked if I would just stay with her till the toddler calmed down. Within five minutes, mom, baby, and toddler were once again all smiles and happily on their way.

My husband brought his mom to a local golf tournament. As he was trying to push/pull her wheelchair across gravel, it became impossible to move her. A few people that were ahead of them noticed his struggle. They got off the entrance line and together lifted her and the wheelchair to the pavement. Then they told my husband and mother-in-law to go in ahead of them. There are still kind people everywhere.

Earlier today I was in line at the drive-up window at McD's. When I pulled up to the window to pay, I was shocked when the girl told me that the car in front of me had payed for my order! I waved to the car in front and everyone in that car waved back. I then told the girl in the window that I wanted to pay for the car behind me - but she said there wasn't another car. She told me I was the eighth car in a row that was paid for by the car in front. I didn't want the kindness to end with me, so I gave the girl a twenty (even though that was way more than what my lunch would have cost me) and asked her to use it for the next car that came through. The look on this young girl's face was just priceless!

A young girl I work with and her husband had just bought their first house. One day in the lunchroom she was discussing the stress of moving with a baby while she and her husband were both working full time. Another coworker was in the lunchroom at the time, quietly listening. The next day at lunch, she handed a big brown bag to the girl. It was a complete dinner she had cooked for the girl and her husband, even including dessert!

Christmas time 2016 I was making a donation to Goodwill and decided to look around for sweatpants I could cut up the leg because I was on crutches. I noticed a little girl crying and speaking with her mother in Spanish. Obviously the little girl wanted a toy but the mother kept saying no. I tried to convey that I would buy the toy for the child if it was OK with the mom. My daughter came over and translated for us. I gave the cashier $4 for the toy. The smile on the little girl's face made my day. It was unfortunate neither one thanked me but I still felt great!

I was waiting in line to pay for my milk and bread at the local convenience store. Ahead of me was a teenager fumbling with his change to make his purchase. When he realized he didn't have enough money, he complained that he was on his lunch break, and he was really hungry. I handed him two dollars and told him to keep the change.

 

 

 

Please share your experiences with all of us. Don't be put off because you fear that others will think you are just bragging or showing off. Look at it as sharing your personal story so that others may be encouraged and inspired to do the same. So, what's your kindness story?