Contagious Kindness Everywhere?
--by happyncheerful, posted Jan 31, 2008
I always come by the site to read an off-the-wall sort of story, but since joining the site a few days ago, I'm experiencing an amazing transformation -- I see kindness EVERYWHERE!
The bus driver who waited for this old man, then bent the rules and let him out where he wanted to get off (rather than at the next stop).
The man smiling at the little boy playing.
The Dr who rushed round to a (nearly) closed clinic to give my mum the all-clear, rather than make her wait two-weeks for the usual paperwork/report to be written.
The driver who spent 5 minutes giving me accurate directions when I was lost.
My neighbor who brought round a bag of fresh fruit.
The shop-assistant who hurried up my order because she thought I was waiting too long for it.
The receptionist who understood that patients should come before Doctors.
The almost-stranger who gave me some good, unexpected advice.
Is this unique to me, or are you all going through this amazing experience?
Its powerful to see you finding everyting and remembering to share all.
Aye, it is being transformational for us too.
Thanks so much, you wrote down exactly what i was feeling. have a great day! take care
Your story made me smile....the same thing happened to me when I first joined- kindnesses sprung up all around me PLUs smiley faces!!! ;)
as long as we look for opportunities to express it ourselves we will find it in others too!For today:
Thanks to my former student who brought by an extra sack of wet-erase pens for me (she said they were just lying around and she thought I could use them--I will!).
Thanks to another former student who brought by Tracy Kidder's "Mountains Beyond Mountains" (which you all have to read--it's about Paul Farmer and Partners in Health--whose mission is to help tb patients all over the world get cured) on CD for my students to listen to!
Thanks to the kind girl who held the door open for me when my hands were full.
Thanks to "Focus the Nation"--a national teach-in on climate change and social justice (please check it out!)
Thanks to all of you for telling your stories and spreading smiles.
Little acts make up the whole day!
And as I once heard, "As you spend your days, so you live your life".... :-)