Last Monday I asked you readers to share your thoughts on random acts of kindness in this journey of life. The response was overwhelming! You all could remember that one time when a kind someone threw some loveliness on your life and made it better. Your responses touched my heart. 💗
Liz Flynn writes, “I was doing all my last minute Christmas shopping and I was really stressed. I had parked miles away from the shops and was loaded up with about 20 carrier bags of presents for my children ( I have four). The largest bag burst all over the floor and I was struggling to pick up the presents and keep hold of the other bags. I was nearly crying. A woman walked up to me and gave me a bag to put everything in and helped me to pack. It wasn’t just a free carrier bag from the shop. It was an actual shopping bag that she had paid for. She told me to keep it and have a good Christmas.”
TheFashionedWoman says, “I just want to say that I know the struggle is so real for teachers these days. The fact that you are ethical alone is priceless. I am so glad this lady filled your cup! My random act of kindness happened when I was nine years old, I know it is not recent, but it goes along with the teacher theme. A kind teacher like yourself took me into her kindergarten class (the other teachers in the1st-3rd grade said I would be too difficult) and taught me to read and write. To her, I owe my love for reading, writing and education. I just wanted you to know that teachers matter very much. Keep giving, those kids need it.”
Rejoicing In Hope writes: “The story that comes to mind for me is my sand dollar story. Several years ago my family and I were on vacation, and we had gone to the beach. I was walking and talking to God, and I asked Him if I could find a whole sand dollar- just because. My grandma and my sister were collecting shells and such along the way, and when I came up to them I asked if they had found any whole sand dollars. They had several broken parts and pieces, but no whole ones.
As we were standing there talking, an older man and his dog came walking up from the opposite direction. When he reached us, he handed me something and then kept walking. It was a sand dollar. I believe my sister then asked me why he handed that to me. To them it was random but to me…it was special. God must have specifically did that for me.
So, there’s my random act of kindness. The sand dollar became my love sign from God, and I still remember it. I also toss around the idea that I met an angel on the beach that day!
I’ve thought about writing an article on my blog about this and I still might…but feel free to use it for your post! 💗💗”
Rachel says: “Precious and deeply encouraging post! This past week was a struggle since my grandpa passed away. While we were traveling back and forth my husband and I stopped by a coffee shop and he brought me my favorite mocha mint coffee. On the side, along with my name, was a note that read: “Your smile could change someone’s day! <3″ This was so uplifting! Someone I’ll never know took time to share the importance of what it can mean to simply give a smile to others!”
Roger writes: “Yesterday I picked up 3 guys (in their 40’s I would guess) and a small dog which was blind. They had had so much bad luck with their car. I was early for work so went out of my way to drop them at their motel. It felt good to be able to help someone and their thanks was all the reward i needed.”
Thank you for all of your thoughts and comments!! It is refreshing to know that there is still good in the world.
Here is my challenge to myself: This week, be the giver of that sparkle.
With lots of love and hugs to you!
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