Let’s not miss the kindness all around us
The most amazing kindness that I can ever remember happened to me recently when I was out for lunch with friends.
My dear friend, Jessica, her four-year-old daughter and I decided we would enjoy a hamburger, so after grocery shopping we went to Mcdonalds. When we arrived, we discovered we had piled the groceries in the car on top of my walker. Instead of taking all the groceries out, I decided to try walking without it.
As I was struggling to get out of the car, three or four young men walked by, smiling at us. A few seconds later, one of them came back, put his left arm around my shoulder and, taking me by the right hand, he helped me into Mcdonalds.
After helping me with my coat and seating me, he again put his arm around my shoulder and his right hand on my right cheek, then bending over he said, “My grandmother is about your age,” and gently kissed my left cheek before quietly walking away.
Then I got thinking about acts of kindness and realized that my friend Jessica has been more than just kind to me. She is a wife, a mother and also works outside the home, but still finds time to come and take me grocery shopping.
As we live our day to day lives, let us remember not just the random acts of kindness, but the kindness that might be right in front of us, lest we take that for granted.