Cir­cle of kind­ness

Read­ers share lit­tle re­minders of how much good­ness there is in the world

Woman's World - - Contents -

“SUCH A LOVELY ACT OF KIND­NESS!” I was gro­cery shop­ping and found my­self short five dol­lars. I started rum­mag­ing through my purse, look­ing for my debit card, for­get­ting that I had given it to my son to make a de­posit for me. In the mean­time, the lady be­hind me tapped me on the shoul­der and said she’d pay the bal­ance for me. When I asked for her ad­dress so I could re­pay her, she said to for­get it. I thanked her over and over. Such a lovely act of kind­ness! Noth­ing like this has ever hap­pened to me be­fore. I will be sure to pay it for­ward! —Ta­nia Dru, Glen­view, IL

“HER SWEET GES­TURE MADE MY DAY ROSY!” For the past eight years, I have stopped at a con­ve­nience store ev­ery Sun­day on my way to visit my mom in the nurs­ing home. Sue, the very nice clerk at the store, would al­ways in­quire about my mom. Sadly, my mom re­cently passed away, and a week later, I stopped in to give Sue the news. She of­fered her warm con­do­lences and a hug. Yes­ter­day, I stopped in again to get my morn­ing bev­er­age and Sue greeted me with, “Do you like flow­ers?” She then of­fered me my choice of beau­ti­ful roses! It was a month since Mom’s pass­ing and I had been hav­ing a rough week­end, so her kind­ness came at the per­fect time! — Leigh Jack­son, North Aurora, IL

“IT IS SO EASY TO BRIGHTEN SOME­ONE’S DAY WITH KIND WORDS!” On my way to work, I stopped to get some food, and the woman who took my or­der was so kind and happy. I thought about how much she had bright­ened my day, so I told her that I loved her en­ergy and that I ap­pre­ci­ated her at­ti­tude and her smile. She thanked me, and her smile got big­ger and big­ger. She was elated by the com­pli­ment. It made her feel spe­cial, and it made me feel great! As I drove away, I thought about how easy it is to brighten some­one’s day with kind words! It changed both of our days, which rip­pled out to all the peo­ple that both of us touched that day. Now I plan to make pay­ing com­pli­ments a daily habit! — Judy Dixon, Salt Lake City

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