Stories of Kindness from Around the World

Kindness Makes for a Wonderful Day


--by Jacinda, posted Aug 18, 2010

I have just got back from my university library and I am feeling over the moon! I was so loaded down with a big stressful assignment and all the articles from academic journals, industry reports, research books and trade magazines I had to find. I didn't know where to start. But that all changed when I met the kindest librarian ever! She spent an hour going through everything with me... teaching me how to find the best articles, reports etc...and then she showed me different ways to get to the next steps. She gave me a number of amazing books, articles, journals that I would have never come across if it wasn't for her.

I'm so excited to get right into the assignments now! She inspired me so much by her positive attitude, friendly way, her kind and caring nature! She was a person who makes you want to come back again. People like this who set a positive foundation within their communities should be recognised because they are making a difference to the people in their community! You may not realize it, but take a look closer at the people around you, and then you will notice what amazing things people are doing in our communities, our cities, our world, our earth! 

I am reminded of this quote by Albert Schweitzer:

"At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us."

And what was even more wonderful was coming back after a very busy afternoon of lectures to find a weaved basket hanging on my door with chocolate and a beautiful dolphin ornament inside from an anonymous person.

Acts of anonymous kindness so much fun!!! I'm going to go over to the next block late at night and layer the floor and door outside someone's room with little treats!! So exciting!!!

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Readers Comments

jsmc10 wrote: Beautiful quote, i'm sharing it on facebook and will use it from day to day life :)
iferlamb wrote: How wonderful those happy helpers are and how wonderful that the universe leads us to them when we need them.

Smiles.

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