This is just a short little post about kindness. Day to day life is busy for everyone, I get it and remembering to be kind doesn’t always come naturally. But when we slow down and are just genuinely nice to each other it can really change someone’s life.
I want to tell you about the young gentleman at the Rite Aid counter this morning. I’m beginning to get sick, so I was there stocking up on cough drops and alka seltzer. I was greeted with a huge smile from the man behind the counter. If I had to guess I would say he was anywhere from 19-21 years old. He genuinely asked how I was and was just so friendly it made my heart smile.
Every so often I buy quick pick lottery tickets and never check them, I had one in my purse that needed checked and I tried to use the self scan machine. It wasn’t working. I asked the man for help and he immediately jumped around the counter to inspect the machine. He unplugged it and plugged it back in, then waited to try and scan it for me. I won a dollar and he was excited for me. I decided to buy another quick pick with that dollar at another machine. Guess what, this machine wasn’t working for me either! I had to ask the man for help, again. He gladly came over and it worked for him. On my way out he told me to have a great day.
I walked out of that place feeling like I was on cloud 9. I walked in there feeling like crap because, like everyone else, I do not like getting or being sick. This guy really made me feel happy. It was such a simple gesture but made a huge impact on me.
This is how I want to impact strangers. I want them to be able to think of the kindness they received at the end of their busy day from a complete stranger. Won’t you help me give away kindness? After all it’s free.