Stories of Kindness from Around the World

The Perfect Kindness Opportunity


--by Novice50, posted May 23, 2016
Like so many others here on KindSpring, I try to incorporate kindness in my life on a daily basis. I'm not as prolific or as creative as some are on this site, but I give it my best shot. Some acts are easier to do than others, but all are important. For instance, doing random kind acts at work is fairly easy for me now, as is paying for the person behind me at a drive through. In person, random is a bit harder.

Today, while I was admiring the peonies at a local store, an older woman stopped and commented on how beautiful they were and that they were her favorite flower. She went on with her shopping without picking any up and I picked up two bunches.

When I got to the cashier, I paid separately for one, then after buying my groceries, went off in search of her. When I tapped her on the shoulder and said, "These are for you - have a happy day." She smiled this huge smile, thanked me and said, "Aren't you sweet." I'm glad I stepped out of that little band of comfort zone and bought those for her. Both of our days are brighter. Keep those random acts moving around the world my friends - it matters!
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Readers Comments

mindyjourney wrote: Thank you, my friend :))...to be open to the kindness opportunities creates more and more <3. Peonies...so lovely!
kmc_sjc wrote: Nice. Kindness sometimes takes courage.
mnc_91 wrote: Lovely move!
leoladyc728 wrote: beautiful thing you did today. You are creative in your own way.
Mish wrote: Well done! Proud of you. โค๏ธ
scushman wrote: Courage and kindness, way to go! Namaste _/|\_ เซโ˜ฎ
RoseMarie wrote: Such a lovely thing to do. X ๐Ÿ’“ Rose-Marie
alisamom wrote: Wow that is a huge step out of the comfort zone, how wonderful! ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ
kiwicat wrote: That is a lovely thing to do! And very brave!
splain wrote: That is so beautiful.

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