Stories of Kindness from Around the World

Taking the time to Listen

--by DANCE, posted Dec 22, 2016
A couple of days ago I noticed my friend's cleaning lady was not very happy so I asked her how she was. I sat down with her and stayed for a little while as she told me how much she misses her family in Poland and how little money she has to get tickets to visit. I tried to make her feel better by mentioning all positive things about her and her family. My friend and I went out and while shopping I decided to buy a little gift. When we got back I wrote her a card and together with a Smile card and the gift left it for her by her belongings. When she finished, before leaving, she came upstairs with a huge smile and thanked me :-)

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RoseMarie wrote: N that was really thoughtful and kind and I'm sure she really appreciated it. Thank you x 💓
kjoyw wrote: This is so full of wonderful! Listening to someone with an aching heart, purely for just the listening and not trying to fix it for them, is such a gift. Made all the difference for her. And leaving a lovely gift was the 'icing on the cake'!
mindyjourney wrote: What a wonderful way to encourage woman:)). thank you for showing the way of positive focus and heart <3.
melnotes wrote: Awesoome kindness! Thank you :)
horsegirl21 wrote: so kind of you; thanks
Annabella wrote: What beautiful kindness! So heart warming. x
leoladyc728 wrote: so very sweet of you

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