My 20th birthday did not start out very well. It was exam week at my university, so all of my friends were busy studying. I lived a 10-hour flight away from my family, so I felt upset and alone the entire morning. read more →
I looked at their grocery basket and could see it had the basics. Just what would get them by until payday. I recognized it after having been that way myself in my younger days. I remember the heartbreak of knowing my kids wanted an occasional treat we could not afford, so I told the clerk at Walmart to put her cart on my card. read more →
Yesterday while in conversation with a client of mine, I happened to mention that I needed a new bed for my bulldog, Buster. Three hours later she showed up at my doorstep with a brand new dog bed for Buster.
What makes her unexpected act of kindness even more beautiful, is that her beloved dog recently passed and she’s been consumed with sadness. When I asked her what prompted her to do something so kind, she said: “I’ve been drowning in my grief. It felt so good to shift my focus from me and my pain to someone else.” – Oriana, The Kindness Calendar
A few days ago when my son was mowing the lawn (something he really enjoys!!!!) he asked me if he could mow the neighbours nature strip. read more →
When I dropped my son Joey back at his residency this evening, there was another boys father that was walking in the hallway. When Joey saw him, he shouted out his name and said, “I want chicken nuggets from McDonald’s!” The dad walked into Joey’s room, introduced himself to me, and told me that for a while now when he would drop off his son, he would also bring Joey nuggets from McDonald’s, so of course, Joey asked him for some! Lol. I had no idea that something like this was going on. read more →
The other day I was driving down the street and there was this punk rock looking kid, about 14, riding his bike on the sidewalk beside me. Coming towards him was a disabled man in a motorised wheelchair with a bunch of groceries on his lap. As they approached each other the disabled guy dropped a couple bags, spilling items on the sidewalk. The punk kid stopped, set down his bike and picked up the gentleman’s stuff and secured it for him. He didn’t have to. read more →
On a busy morning, I was driving my daughter to school. She was running late (making everyone else late). We had just dropped her sister off at school and she convinced me she needed some cocoa to stay warm at school. read more →
Acts of kindness at my Chick fil A are amazing. Not only from my guests but, from the owner himself.
Back in May, we flooded twice. Ten inches of water in the entire house. I was given a vacation pay for a week (when I could not even get out to work). And the guests themselves gave freely of their hard earned money. I feel so Blessed. Each guest and the owner himself said that they were just paying me back for my love and kindness that I had shown them. – Deborah
At a freeway off ramp stood a man with a shopping cart. He was painfully thin. In the child seat of the shopping cart was a cute dog with a flowered hat. He would walk back and forth asking for money and talking to the dog, and she would bark in response. read more →
We received two lovely messages why two of the Random Acts of Kindness we’d given had meant so much. read more →
So this happened on our trip to Vermont, on the hike up to Camel’s hump (burrows trail?). With me are my wife, my 7-year-old daughter, 3-year-old son and 1-year-old strapped to me. The weather forecast was great, warm and sunny. It took us almost 3 hours to make it to 3/4 way to the top. Was proud of everyone to make it that far. read more →
Walking into a shopping centre, I saw an elderly gentleman asleep on a bench. It was a very cold day and I just happened to look down at his nice leather shoes to notice he wasn’t wearing any socks.
I continued on my way thinking about this man when I saw a sign out the front of Target that said 25% off explorer socks. What are the chances of that! I went in and bought 5 pairs so I knew his feet would at least stay warm and toasty for 5 days. read more →