My New Kindness Friend at School
--by cassiemeadows, posted Sep 25, 2009
After school finished, I hung around an extra two hours until 5pm, so that I could get a clear go at one of the more open corridors in the school without getting 'caught'. This corridor had lockers of the yr 12s (highest school year, as well as very stressful) and I was making my way down with my chocolates when someone yelling behind me made me jump.
"Oi!" someone shouted. A girl I didn't know, coming from sports training, was running up to me. Her face was red and she looked angry. I knew it must be her locker that I was holding open, and of course I looked like I was going through her stuff. I started to appologise but as she approached closer, I saw that I'd misinterpreted her expression. She wasn't red with anger or from sport, she'd been crying.
I quickly explained to her what I was doing and held up the plastic bag full of chocolates as proof. As soon as she believed me she was all smiles.
We sat down and I explained to her about this site. In turn she told me what had been troubling her that day, and between us we finished hiding away the chocolates in other people's lockers. This time we kept lookout for one another.
Looks like I have a new kindness friend, who I was able to help out just by listening. :)
Keep your heart open and be ever vigilant and you my dear, are already making a difference in others lives.
You also got all of us, smiling too. ;)