Today, you could be standing next to someone who is doing all then can to not fall apart.
So, wherever this day takes you, keep a kind heart!
People who have faced insurmountable odds have gone on to accomplish a great deal. You can do so in your own life. If you know that you’re doing something important, keep moving forward and don’t stop, you might be just so close to success. Do not let the chaos of life keep you from your importance.
One kind word can change someones entire day!
No Act of Kindness is Ever Wasted: Jeremiah went to Walmart, and needed a little assistance with the self check-out option, the lady was very friendly, helpful, and sorted out the trouble with a smile. As he was leaving, He said, “You are the first person that has ever treated me with kindness & dignity, without being rude or condescending. Thank you for being a happy smiling face.” her reply, “You are the first person to ever say anything. I try to be nice to all my customers…”
We complain about rude people in customer service jobs, but maybe we can all be nicer to them first, and be actively kind & complimentary, affirming the type of manners & courtesy we’d like to see more of when it happens, instead of just grousing all the time about the bad experiences we’ve had. I’m trying to get better at this myself.
A young woman’s simple act of kindness has turned into a blossoming friendship between her and a depressed stranger who needed a pick-me-up.
Mackenzie was at a Starbucks in Ohio when she spontaneously decided to pay for the order of the woman behind her in line. When she left the store, she didn’t think much of her good deed. Later that day, however, she found a heartfelt letter in her mailbox. The letter was from Nicole, a woman who had fallen on hard times and incidentally lived just a few houses away
“Thank you for the coffee!” Nicole wrote in the letter. “I rarely go to Starbucks and treat myself, but the last couple of months have been a bit of a struggle. “My father just passed away and he was also my babysitter. My family and my children have had a really hard time. This morning, my babysitter called off sick and I had to take the day off work. I decided to buy my kids breakfast and get myself a coffee with total guilt because I am going to be a stay-at-home-mom for a while. “Since I was not planning to go this route in my life, I was not emotionally and financially prepared to quit working. I cried when I found out you were so sweet to buy my coffee.” “I felt it necessary for you to know that what you did for me was more than just a coffee,” she added. “It was something that has turned my whole day around, put tears in my eyes and a smile on my face.”
“The secret of living a life of excellence is merely a matter of thinking thoughts of excellence. Really, it’s a matter of programming our minds with the kind of information that will set us free.” – Charles R. Swindoll
I didn’t win the Lottery, but I did wake up in the best country in the World. And that’s kind of the same thing.