Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again. - Og Mandino
I'm usually pretty good at practicing kindness, especially with strangers, or people in need. I believe that when you extend an act of kindness, you are fulfilling your purpose here on earth. I find pride in being able to help someone, and count it a blessing when someone is able to reach out to me, whether it is for a word of encouragement, an advice, or a place to crash. If I'm able to, I will do it.
Today someone was especially kind to me. I had an appointment that was of some importance to attend this morning, but I did not want to go by my self. My husband had to be at work, so I figured that I just wouldn't go. I've just been in a mood where I don't want be to be bothered by anything lately. Especially with ankle injury, my patience and tolerance for anything is very slim right now. So I said to heck with it, I just won't go. A friend of mine asked me about it the day before and I told her that I didn't plan on attending. She knew that this would be beneficial for me, so she told me that I had to go. "I'll even go for you" she said. I was both surprised and embarrassed that someone other than myself was willing to do things for me, that I didn't even want to do for myself. For a minute I felt like she valued me more than I valued myself. She later on confirmed with me that she switched her day off so she could be available to go with me.
As discussed, she was at my house bright and early this morning, before I even ate breakfast. She loyal to her word, and to her friend. I had never experienced this kind of selflessness from someone before. Going out of her way, to be there for someone who didn't even have to ask. I am overwhelmed with gratitude for such a genuine soul. I am so used to being on the giving side, that I almost forgot how good it feels when you receive kindness from others. This is what the world needs more of, this is who we should all strive to be.
When was the last time someone was kind to you?
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