Stories of Kindness from Around the World

The Little Things Add Up


--by janezanaddict, posted Jun 16, 2007

I have been receiving smile cards for quite some time now and take great pleasure in leaving them randomly for people around my town.  This town is such a great contrast from where I grew up. The people are so friendly and always go the extra mile to be personal with me.

So every now and then I will tell certain public workers (the lady at the bank, post office, etc...) thank you for being so kind to me, then give them a smile card :) It always makes me so happy to see them blush! Communication is sacred to humanity and so few of us REALLY communicate anymore.

I love being able to use something like the cards to connect with strangers. I also like to leave them in random places for people to find. Some examples: When I do taste test for the university I always leave one in the booth for the next person to find. I like to leave them on the counter at the post office, in random spots at the grocery store and other places. I have also been known to stick one under the windsheild wipers of a car I have noticed has bumper stickers I agree with :)

I love random acts of kindness!

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Readers Comments

warmth wrote: Great Ideas. Its good to leave behind anonymously. The pleasure is a of a different kind.
Thank you for sharing your views
brighteyes wrote: Thanks for sharing....you got me inspired to drop some cards around work and stores, etc...I remember getting a note and rose once on my windshield and I have never forgotten it...it was years ago but the memory still makes me smile...Keep up the good job spreading your kindness and smile card.
Smiles from Brighteyes ;)
Lovebug wrote: I also agree communication is sacred, it is a myserty to me how I can communicate if I am supposed to be silent
pebbles wrote: I love the ideas for the smile cards. I think it would be nice to be a bug on a wall when people find them all over. I am working on the same idea. In Kindness Together Pebbles
AURELIA wrote: Hi Janez! Great to hear all of the ideas to keep people thinking out there. I too, love to let people know they are appreciated for who they are. The Kindness Acts simply let others feel appreciated or loved. If we can say thank you, or give a helping hand to one in need, that's what it's all about. PEACE and Smile. ~Aurelia

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