Sunday, October 18, 2015

30 Days of Love - Day 14: Kindness

Day 14 is dedicated to random acts of kindness.

Every day I read or hear about at least one random act of kindness.  And every day I wonder why there are not more.  Random acts of kindness should happen hundred if not thousands of times each day.  Kindness is free.  Something as simple as a simple can make someone's day so much better.

Many years ago, my kids and I were at Baskin Robbins (around Christmas time) because we wanted an eggnog shake.  I didn't have much money but our little family was going through a very rough time and I wanted to give the kids a treat.  We ordered and waited our turn to pay as there were several soldiers ahead of us.  Two particular soldiers were watching to and listen to the kids talk.  When I got to the counter to pay the cashier told me "no charge".  When I asked why not? She explained to me that the soldiers had paid for our shakes.  Tears immediately filed my eyes. The kids and I went to the soldier's table, and I shook their hands and thanked them.  My son gave them both a hug.  A memory that will stay with me forever.  

Have you experienced an act of kindness.

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