Random acts of kindness
The world could use a little more kindness – especially with the year we just had. It’s pretty easy to get caught up in your own routine and everyday personal worries that sometimes we just don’t remember to tune into those around us. It feels great to be kind, so it’s a win-win! Maybe you need a little guidance on random acts of kindness or maybe you need to be inspired with kindness quotes from people you admire, but these stories on kindness will definitely encourage you to pass the compassion on. A little bit will go a long way.
The man at the market
When the supermarket clerk tallied up my groceries, I was $12 over what I had on me. I began to remove items from the bags, when another shopper handed me a $20 bill. “Please don’t put yourself out,” I told him. “Let me tell you a story,” he said. “My mother is in the hospital with cancer. I visit her every day and bring her flowers. I went this morning, and she got mad at me for spending my money on more flowers. She demanded that I do something else with that money. So, here, please accept this. It is my mother’s flowers.” — Leslie Wagner
A family’s food angel
While going through a divorce, my mother fretted over her new worries: no income, the same bills, and no way to afford groceries. It was around this time that she started finding boxes of food outside our door every morning. This went on for months until she was able to land a job. We never did find out who it was who left the groceries for us, but they truly saved our lives. — Jamie Boleyn