There was a time I had to count every single penny I spent. I had to keep a tally in my head while shopping. I would stand there and add things up over and over and over. There was this time during the holidays when I was shopping at Trader Joe’s because way back then they had the most gluten-free food and I had a toddler newly diagnosed with Celiac Disease. I stood in the frozen food aisle adding everything up. The total was too high. I couldn’t buy everything. I didn’t want my card declined. I looked through everything trying to figure out what to put back. I kept everything everyone else would have loved, but put back the one thing I loved. It was a simple frozen package of chicken tamales. But that package was what put the total over budget. I hated the feeling of not being able to ... Read Full Story >>
I woke up with about 4 inches of snow. I was so pleasantly surprised to see that someone had shoveled our steps and driveway, and even cleared the windows on my car.😊
Then I went to the pharmacy and they were playing Andy Grammer's song "good to be alive" I started singing, another guy in line started singing. The pharmacist and others back there were singing at their turn, then we all started dancing and laughing!!🎶
Next was lunch. I let people in front of me while I decided what to get. The cashier said I had a free cookie on my card.🍪🍪
I feel like I hit the kindness jackpot today❣️❣️🎰
As my companion known as depression journeys with me, I find some days easier than others. The most debilitating part for me is the total lack of motivation to do ANYTHING.
Today I talked and texted with many friends. Each of them was so understanding and supportive. None of them dismissed my feelings, they just listened and created a space of comfort for me.
I thanked them all and am so grateful for their presence. Because of their kindness, love, and compassion, I was that I returned to go deep and regain some motivation; I went on a car ride with my dog for about an hour.
Thank you all so very much
My life is blessed by knowing you.
I see that the opportunity for random acts of kindness is all around us. Here are a few simple acts that I did as I went by my day.
I let the hurtful words of another person roll off me without reacting to it, and thus avoided an argument. I remained at peace.
I caught up with two old friends via text and phone and had some light moments of laughter.
I chatted with the pharmacist about possible side effects of a new medicine and thanked him for his time.
I made an origami peace dove from the last calendar page of the YMCA and gave it to the receptionist.
I allowed some kind people to hold the door open for me.
I thanked my nail technician for doing such a a great job and also gave her a bit extra on her tip.
I drove politely and responsibly and let a few cars go ahead of me, as I waited patiently.
Performing these simple kind acts, can set an example to others and it could lead to a kinder society.
I thank you all for listening to my slice of life.