I am joining many bloggers today to talk about small kindnesses that have happened in my own life. This is the idea of the wonderful Fiona Robyn of http//writingourwayhome.com, a site I recommend you visit.
I had a hard time thinking of what to write. Life doesn’t often offer small kindnesses, or am I not that receptive?
A few years ago, I was in a car accident – through no fault of my own. My car was a write-off and I was completely shaken-up.
A few days later, I was then struggling home with some food shopping bags, realising too late that I bought too much heavy stuff. A council gardener was working on the hedges when he saw me. He stopped working and carried my bags for me all the way home. He had no need to, we didn’t know each other. His gesture was much appreciated and I thanked him profusely, even though that didn’t seem enough. He helped me out of the kindness of his heart. I haven’t seen him since, but if I did, I would certainly remember him ad give him a warm smile of recognition.
I hope that small kindnesses come your way and that you in turn can offer some kindness back. I am mindful of others in need as I go about my daily life. One never knows how good one can make someone feel, even with just a smile.