Stories of Kindness from Around the World

Giving and Receiving

--by Mish, posted Apr 16, 2023

❀️ Two unexpected kindness gifts came in the mail Saturday…a sweet handmade little elephant that is so adorable, and a quite informative & interesting book. Both gifts came with lovely notes from two kind friends.

🧢 I finished crocheting a baby blanket & began a new hug. Part of my crochet joy is the giving away part

🎈 A good friend was celebrating her 64th birthday Sunday & we were invited to join her & her husband at a lovely little Greek restaurant for her birthday dinner. Unbeknownst to us, my husband had arranged to pay the bill when he supposedly left the table at the end of the meal to use the rest room. When our friends asked the waiter for the bill he smiled & said “it’s already been taken care of” 😊

❀️This morning my husband told me that when he spoke with the young man who was our waiter, while paying the bill, his eyes filled when told what a good job he did & how hard he worked. He said no one ever told him that before & it meant a lot to him.

When Hubby asked me how often did I think many people take the time to share appreciation with wait staff, I replied “KindSpringers always do” πŸ˜‰

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astute follower of KindSpring wrote: Really enjoyed this message mish - particularly the husband complimenting the waiter; maybe i should call myself a "kindspringer". I'll share a similar idea others could participate in acknowledging superior service. Some grocery stores give customers the opportunity to comment on their shopping experience; i often submit comments about employees who have gone above and beyond in customer service, whether it be a cashier, a bagger, of one who helps with the buggies (both in the store and outside in the parking lot). I believe the kudos which i verbally share with the worker as well as on the written comment brings them a smile and make the rest of their shift go easier because they then know they are appreciated. Thanks for sharing ourmesages, mish.
Debs5 wrote: As the mom of a waitress, i know exactly how much it meant to hear that from your hubby.
I can bet you that he shared that with his mom/family. Paying the bill and speaking to the waiter.
Beautiful kindness.
4abetterworld wrote: Lovely acts of kindness, Mish :-)
TheHuman wrote: Wow πŸ™‚ Super πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ
pluto178 wrote: They do indeed and its second nature ………I always ell the staff at my Mothers carehome how much I appreciate all they do.x
mindyjourney wrote: What a lovely evening and kindness dinner/appreciation! We’ve been out to dinner w/you and hubby and it’s always a beautiful experience 😊.
gardengal10 wrote: Friendship, good times, thoughtful acts of kindness.
Helenconnell2 wrote: Sounds like you have had a busy weekend.
scully wrote: Awesomeness Mish, and love that your hubby took the time to say his appreciation! Keep creating those Hugs, they truly mean so much!
cheeka wrote: Lovely, lovely, lovely!

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