Friday, September 25, 2009

Random act of kindness

I was the grateful recipient of a random act of kindness this week.

I was caught short at the chemist and had only $6.55 all up in my purse and the item I needed was $7.95.

I told the shop assistant I would come back later once I got the extra money, but a man next to me said: ``Don't worry, I'll give it to you - I've got a heap of coins in my pocket.'' He reached into his pocket and then put a collection of gold and silver coins on the counter.

``No, no - I'll come back later. I can't let you do that,'' I protested.

``Not a worry at all - I know what it's like when you're a bit short. I'm happy to do it.''

I smiled and thanked him for his $1.40 and his kindness.

I've never had that happen to me before - although I have done the same for others on a few occasions.

What goes around, comes around.


CurlyPops said...

What a lovely story....makes you believe in human kindness

katiecrackernuts said...

I have done it. The smile on people's faces is more than enough payment.

Farmers Wife said...

What a nice thing to happen to you, and I have also done that for a lady buying her lunch one day. I gave her some money as she was short and she was so pleased BUT I felt wonderful...

Things I like

  • Being eco-aware
  • Chocolate
  • Generosity
  • Good food and good wine
  • Kindness and courtesy
  • Laughing out loud
  • Openminded people
  • People who are true to themselves
  • Spending time with friends
  • Sunshine and blue skies

Things I don't like

  • Broken promises
  • Pointless arguments
  • Uncontrolled anger
  • Homelessness
  • Poverty
  • War and conflict
  • Lightning and thunder
  • Small minded people
  • Discrimination on any basis
  • Over inflated egos
  • Mean-spirited people