Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for random acts of kindness.

In a world that is so terribly depressing and filled with anger and hate, it's so uplifting to see someone do something nice for someone else.

Random acts of kindness make my world a little brighter.

Walking to class the other day, I walked right past a guy on crutches. He was attempting to carry a heavy backpack and books. In the rush of people that were headed to class that morning, I don't think anyone stopped to ask him if he wanted help. I'm guilty, too. And that guilt stayed with me all day long--actually all week long since I'm sitting here thinking about it now.

How simple it would have been to just ask if he needed help.

On another note, a friend of mine recently posted a Facebook status that read "the person in front of me in the Starbucks drive-thru just paid for my drink. What an awesome start to my day!"

That made me smile. So I got to thinking...I will do that! That is such a simple act of kindness I can do for a stranger. So next time I am in the Starbucks drive-thru I am going to also pay for of the unidentified person in the vehicle behind me.

Only it will be my luck that this person is a mom.

Of four.

And all her kids are buying lattes and muffins.

And the Lord knows I ain't covering that bill.

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