A Kindness Lights up an Ordinary Day

Even though I wore a heavy sweatshirt, blue jeans, and a heavy coat the wind went through me as I trudged across the parking lot to the post office. Already under the effects of some sort of virus, I felt worse as the wind whipped across the lot.

A man wearing a work uniform walked toward his vehicle. Abruptly he turned, walked back to the post office and held the door open for me. Startled, I thanked him, twice.

That little incident occurred last week, and I still marvel at his kindness. He did it not like he was going back to the post office because he forgot something, and he just happened to hold the door for me. No–he did it as though it was important to him to do it for me.

His kindness inconvenienced him. At the very least, it cost him a few minutes of time. No law told him to do it. Yet he did it anyway.

In a world where speed and selfishness are so prevalent, his act stands out for me. It also gives me an example to remember and follow.

©P. Booher

 

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2 responses to “A Kindness Lights up an Ordinary Day

  1. Love this! What power we hold to brighten another’s day!

  2. scribelady

    Thank you. Sometimes it’s the little moments that shine the brightest.

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