A Small Act of Kindness

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Today, was one of those no good, bad days. Work has been stressing me out for months. And today it was proved just how I can't even do normal things right. But that's another topic for another day..

Back to today. The start of my day, at 8:06, turned into a very bad day. Not a horrible, worst kind of day but bad. I called my husband to discuss and grabbed myself a caramel latte. Because that's what makes me feel better. The more sugar the better.

On my lunch, I took a nice trip to Panera to grab a bite to eat and a smoothie. "Power" smoothie to get me through the rest of the day without walking out. The nice, older man who made my smoothie, really reminded me today about the good in bad days and the power of one small act of kindness.

 He chose to give me 1 1/2 smoothies because he didn't want to waste it. "One for now, one for later," he said.

That man had a huge smile on his face even though he was at work. A huge smile that made me want to smile that huge back. And he chose to give me a little extra that I didn't pay just to be kind and not waste it. Such a simple act of kindness to turn my day around.

But the great thing? This man didn't know me. He didn't know I was having such a bad day. He didn't know all I wanted to do was cry at that very moment. His act of kindness was genuine. 

It might have been just a little extra smoothie but it meant so much more. In one way or another, it was exactly what I needed. 

Tomorrow, I will return that act of kindness to someone else. I will continue to smile at strangers and be kind because you never know who might need it the most. 

When has an act of kindness turned your day around? 

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  1. My hubby is the best at performing acts of kindness. At night when I have to get up with my little boy to nurse him back to sleep my husband will get up and massage my feet. It makes getting up easier and helps me feel taken care of.

  2. That is so sweet and I will definitely share this tip with my husband for the future!

  3. Acts of kindness are great. Today would've been one of those days I needed to receive a random act of kindness. Someone buying me a milk shake would've rocked LOL


  4. This is so inspiring..makes me want to do little things like this for others more often!

  5. I love moments like that! I was in a Starbucks one time in south Florida, had ordered two venti coffees and two pastries for my husband and I. When I went to pay the cashier told me someone had left $50 to pay ahead for the customers to come. It was so nice! I felt bad though because I knew my stuff alone came to about $17 so I left another $20 for the people behind me.

  6. Aw hope everything is getting better. Sending you a virtual milkshake

  7. It's always nice to have someone show you that extra step of kindness when you really need it.

  8. The way he helped me yesterday without even knowing it definitely made me want to do it for others. You never know when your small act can truly change a person's day.

  9. I have always wanted to do that for someone and I am more motivated than ever to do it. My next Dunkin run for sure!

  10. It was such an awesome surprise! I loved it and even though it happened more than a year ago it is one of those moments that has stuck with me.


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