Random Acts of Kindness On The Menu
--by cyctw, posted Jan 26, 2022
As I was waiting for my friend to arrive, I overheard someone saying they needed to go to their car to retrieve cash in order to pay for something. When they stepped outside, I spoke to the staff and offered to pay their bill. As it turned out it was just for a piece of cake and I asked them to just add it to my bill. I handed the cashier a Smile Card, asking them to give it to the man. When he came back with his money the man was pleasantly surprised.
I thought I had done a good deed, but there were more surprises to come. Cynthia and I were sitting enjoying a conversation and our lunch when Bill, a worker at the restaurant, approached us. He explained that the couple on table 1 had paid for our lunch, including the pie. Bill didn’t understand why but my I guessed it was just ripples spreading. My Random Act of Kindness was magnified.
When we were getting ready to leave, I asked Cynthia to pick out a table so that we could keep the journey of kindness going. Although they all looked deserving, she opted for one. I called Bill over and said I wanted to pay for their lunch. He was beside himself with joy, smiling from ear to ear. I don't think he had ever observed anything like this before. Cynthia agreed that she'd never experienced anything like this, either.
In the past 7 years I've been able to witness so much generosity and kindness in action. This could be the result of karma or maybe I'm paying more attention or a bit of both. Whatever the reason, it's not a coincidence that this corresponds with my involvement in Service Space and Kind Springs. Deep gratitude to you, and the rest of humanity, for being my mirror. Peace and Joy to all Humankind<3<3<3.
A difficult task i felt was to decide to whom the kindness be passed on.
Indeed a kind job is done.
Season of giving is always in fashion, 365 days a year and years after the year.