Random Acts of Kindness
The other day my hubby was in line at the grocery store, one of those pack your own kinda stores & what he witnessed touched my heart. There was an elderly lady in front of hubby & in front of her was an angel. While the angel was packing her own groceries, she gestured to the cashier that she would pay for the elderly ladies groceries as well.......What? Really? Wow!
The elderly lady was of course in shock & didn't want to accept this generous offer, the cashier was stunned, the angel insisted, paid the cashier, took her bags then headed off into a sea of hustle, bustle & Christmas shoppers.
Now, those who know me personally know I cry in the greeting card aisle, I cry during some commercials, if you cry, I cry....I'm sappy, sensitive & sentimental, always have been, I'm actually tearing up writing this...ugh!
So, *sniff *sniff, when hubby told me this story, I cried, happy tears actually, sometimes you lose faith in people, in the world, in mankind, one random act like this & my faith is restored.
I have always been a random acts of kindness kinda gal, buying a coffee for the guy behind me in the coffee shop drive though, giving people change when needed in a line up, giving my grocery cart to someone with the quarter still in it.....it's the little things that help make the world a better place. One day about 15 years ago there was a scruffy, ragged looking man begging outside the grocery store in the winter, I went inside, bought him a crate of oranges, a few bananas, some canned goods, a loaf of bread, a rotisserie chicken & potato wedges (something to warm his tummy)....he thanked me, shook my hand & I went on my way feeling proud as a peacock,....
Doing Good, Feels Good
Well, about 3 nights later I ran into that scruffy, ragged gentleman again,
at BINGO, BINGO I say !!! Back then a basic night of Bingo would have cost about $30ish. He didn't recognize me, I didn't say anything, just shook my head & now I tell the story a couple times a year & giggle of course.
Moral of the Story
The moral of the story is...I don't really know what his life is like, I don't know him but I do know I did a good thing, so I keep on doing it.
So, I think we should all partake in more acts of kindness, not just at this time of year but the whole year through, open doors, say thank you, compliment a stranger, help a mom struggling with a baby, assist a senior carrying bags, buy someone a coffee. I've got a bunch of neat idea, I'll keep you informed & snap a few photos along the way.
1 Random Act = 2 Instantly Happy People
Just thinking about it makes me happy, what are you doing?
I would love to hear your stories, views & random acts.
I'm going to get the children in my life involved as well.
Lets get out there & change the world!
"Be the change you want to see in the world" Mahatma Gandhi
Michelle (World Cheerleader)
12/10/2012 12:19:10 am
So I'm at Tim Hortons yesterday & I tell the cashier I'll pay for the guys order behind me,
12/10/2012 12:21:33 am
I have a friend that fills little stockings with homemade dog treats & then delivers them Christmas Eve to every dog owner she knows.
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