What is the kindest thing someone has done for you recently?
What is the kindest thing someone has done for you recently? Restore my faith in humanity this afternoon. I could use it.
So many people have done random acts of kindness for me:
1. When my dog was lost, a man in another neighborhood took the time to get in his car and roam the streets to help me look for him.
2. The principal of the nearby elementary school emailed all of his families to see if anyone found him. We don't have school age children ourselves.
3. The server at a burger place took the time to pour our ketchup on a small plate and she made a heart with arrow through it for me and a "portrait" of my husband for him--in ketchup. LOL.
4. A nurse at the local hospital stocked us up with samples of expensive medication to help us financially.
5. I found out that some people took the time to pray for me but never told me about it.
6. The proprietor of a small restaurant returned money he overcharged me for.He forgot to input the coupon savings at the register. He didn't need to as I didn't know. He came to our table later with the money.
7. Doctors gave my daughter free medical service for her rare genetic disorder.
...the list goes on and on. I wonder if what comes around, goes around because I try to do random acts of kindness whenever possible. For example, when I got my daughter an ice cream cone, a young boy came in all by himself to buy one. I paid for it when I paid for ours. He got a surprise. Sometimes, I pay for the person behind me in line at various places. I try to help whenever I can in different situations, not just financially. We're all in this thing called life together, and I like to think we're one big happy family.
I highly encourage everyone to be kind to others--with no thought or expectation of return. It feels good, and then, you become that change in the world you want to see.
Lori, thank you for posting such a wonderful list! It sounds like you have quite a community around you. I agree, we are all in this thing together. Your answer brightened my day to be sure!
Hi @zacharybrown, two days ago I was at my lowest I was broken and torn because of what some people that I love so much did. They hurt me soul deep. Tears wasn't enough to express the depth of my hurt. I cried and I called those close to me and they didn't answer or they were too busy to take my call.
One person answered but still he was busy but still he tried to discern my voice cause I guess he knew me that well.
He asked what was wrong I couldn't talk I started crying and my friend left everything and he spent the time to encouraged me. And through everything he prayed for me.
I think that was so sweet of him and genuine good people still exist.
Zachary Brown people will fail you even those that are your own. But don't lose faith good is still there amongst the thorn.
Through my down time I got this scripture to read Genesis 37-50. And God has strengthen me, I read it and I felt the pain of Joseph.
You might not even believe in God I don't know but He is my healer and He can be yours today.
Cheer up all is not lost. Lift your faith again but put not your trust in man they are failure. Put your trust in God and He shall bring you through.
@blassedp, thank you so much for your post and moreover, thank you for the Scripture. I am a Christian. God knows me better than I know myself. He made me bull-headed. Thankfully He has the grace and patience it takes to love me through anything!
You are welcome my brother keep the faith, no man is an island no man stands alone.
I always get a huge smile on my face when my work (either my art or my writing) is shared by someone, especially someone I dont know. Regardless though, that makes me feel good.
I just returned from a last minute trip across the country. Often when I travel I run into extremely rude people. This time I am amazed to recall only one, and that was a steward(ess) (not sure what men who do that job on flights are called), which is odd because usually those men are friendly and the women stewardesses can sometimes be rude.
Anyway, from the east coast to the west I ran into many really nice, kind strangers who were polite and helpful to each other rather than wrapped in their own world. They caused me to think about how good random acts of kindness are for everyone.
Simply holding a door instead of rushing through it only to let it slam on other people, allowing someone else to go first, or giving a helping hand to a mother with little ones or an older person who is unsure of their way seemed to encourage other people to follow suit in their attitudes and behaviors. It was a change from what I usually observe when I travel, though I always do meet some nice people on trips.
On return as I left the plane from my last flight there were three young men walking behind me, somewhat jokingly complaining of how tired they were. One of the group began speaking of the girl who was to meet them in the vilest of terms, and he did not keep it short, so I turned to face him with a look that I hoped would come across as motherly and yet ladylike in hopes he would be ashamed of himself.
When I did that he stopped the language and looked away laughing. One of the other boys stepped up to bat with an apology, and made an excuse for his friend, asking me to forgive him because he was tired--"please ma'am," he said. The kindness he extended to his friend and to me was touching.
Those boys looked rough around the edges but I was encouraged by their responses. They knew what was right and when they were not left to themselves they did their best to respond to what was good, both for them and for the people around them. It was one of those moments among humanity that made you rejoice that we have consciences.
The way to counter unkindness is to rise above it by spreading kindness, and if we take the initiative to do that no matter what kind of response we may get from others, we win, and eventually the kindnesses will multiply. If we, however, become cynical (as is so tempting in this fallen world) we will likely never see the kindnesses around us.
All the people at my work told me to not worry about anything when my husband of 2.5 years suddenly said when you return from your trip I am moving out. I was going to take care of my very sick adult daughter. They had everything covered by the time I got back.He ended up changing his mind.
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