Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Random Acts of Kindness

I did go to Danielle's as planned. She had some projects she needed help with so we worked on those and then went to Su's Mongolian for dinner. It is the type of place where you pick out all your ingredients and they cook it for you. It is always good because you get to make exactly how you like it.

Yesterday on the news I heard a story about a local man who went into a Kmart and paid off 63 layaway accounts to the tune of $10,000. He did not provide his name and just said he wanted to make everybody happy for Christmas. I think that is a wonderfull story. It was a grand gesture obviously but it has spurred others to do the same here in the Bay Area. There are so many families/people that are struggling at this time of year and the commercialism of the holiday has not made it any easier. Yesterday there was a guy at the store where I stopped and he had run out of gas. He did not ask me for money but I could tell he needed it so I handed him $5 and said Merry Christmas. We all can do one little gesture of random kindness and it doesn't even need to be monetary.

I did have a recent situation where my kindness was misconstrued and it was very hurtful. I had no ulterior motives or ill intent but it was perceived that way. It was very strange as no one has reacted to me that way before. It has been resolved now but I am hesitant to do anything for them in the future. My motto is accept graciously and say thank you. Until next time...


  1. I think it was very nice of you to give a stranger 5.00 of your hard earned money Christmas time or not. You always wonder if there are going to buy drugs or alchol with it. The economy is so terrible down here it is not unusal to get pan handled at any store you happen to go to.

  2. I always assume that they WILL buy drugs.... but hey - you never know if that's a good thing or a bad thing. I guess it's not ours to judge.
    A nurse was late the other day, and I didn't chew her butt out!
    That was MY random act of kindness.... which, incidentally, she got paid for that time, and it was many times over more $$ than I ever would have given her in money!


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