Stories of Kindness from Around the World

Flowers From a Stranger on the Street

--by Jacinda, posted Mar 19, 2010

I’m a receptionist at a law firm during my gap year before going to university and one of my duties is to take finances down to the bank. As I was walking back from doing the banking today - I was in my own little world and I had a smile on my face. A man jumped out in front of me and stopped in my path so I couldn’t go anywhere.  I was scared at first and didn’t know what to do.  I thought, “Who is this man? What’s the game?” He was a total stranger.


Then from behind his back he pulled out a beautiful bunch of orchids. I didn’t know what to say at first. I was a little in shock…  It’s usually me giving the flowers, or me helping others,  not others helping me. I have never had any stranger  do anything like this to me.  He said, “Please take these as a gift.” I didn’t know what to do.  I took them and thanked him. 


If only I had a smile card with me.  Oh well.


Things like this happen totally out of the blue! It’s when you are least expecting it.  I never in 100 years expected anyone to do that to me today.


I also want to thank a few of you for making me have a really happy day! Thanks for always inspiring me and making my spirits high. You all are truly like flowers :)


So what comes around does come back to you!


Live each day to the fullest!

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Readers Comments

Bluebell wrote: I am so pleased for you.Have a magic day. Love and Light, Bluebell
iferlamb wrote: What a GREAT day! Too awesome. smiles...
FairyBubbles wrote: That is fantastic - loads of love to you.
innerjourney wrote: It does Jaz...There is a deep joy when we don't see the rewards...we may not even be appreciated but doing the action is the greatest reward...And at the end of the day, what goes up will always come down:) Have a lovely day...Loads of love and smiles, Manish:)
unknown wrote: My dear Jaz, you touched a chord within ... I can tell you why, right away ... Very few people are gifted with boundless gratitude naturally. I am so humbled by your open acknowledgment darling ... This openness in gratitude in you IS already working its way to make the richest, loveliest and the most beautiful woman I would hold close to my heart ... I am with you ... lovingly, deepula :)
Jacinda wrote: Thank you Bluebell, iferlamb, twinkle, Manish and Deepula for your lovely comments :) Lots of love Jaz
Jacinda wrote: Thanks Dee and Manish for your really sweet and kind comments. It really touched my heart :) Hope you all have a really wonderful day and sleep, as I think it's nightime over there now :)Lots of love and hugs, Jaz xoxoxo
Aurelia wrote: How neat is that?!!! Someone as sweet and kind as you deserves to see what it feels like to receive little treats sometimes too. :0) God Bless.
~Smiles are Contagious :0) ~Aurelia
Jacinda wrote: Thanks Aurelia! Thanks for your kind comments :) I hope you have a wonderful day! Lots of love and Smiles, Jacinda :)
sethi wrote: That's an awesome experience .when the unexpected happens to you and takes you by surprise your inner self gets touched moved and inspired .You are a transparent soul .
Love & Light .

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