The Power of Kindness: Open Season On Goodness

In this world where “bad news sells,” it can seem like nobody has time for goodness; but then you experience a moment when something happens to change your mind. For instance, a few days ago I’d had a really long day, hadn’t slept well the night before, I was tired, my feet hurt, my back hurt and I just wanted to get home and take a load off both; but I had to stop at the grocery store for a …


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5 comments on “The Power of Kindness: Open Season On Goodness

  1. John Kennedy on said:

    Thanks for this. I do believe that people sometimes get caught up in life’s frenzy and forget how a small act of kindness can go such a long way. This am I was leaving my apartment and a guy that was visiting one of the other residents said hello as he was standing at his car. We talked for a second and he said that he was probably going to be late to work cause he had a flat tire. Looking at his car more closely he indeed had a flat tire. The weather was not good and getting worse. I thought for a moment and knew I had a can of flat fixer in my truck. I turned to him and said that I thought I had a can of flat fixer and proceeded to dig it out from under my back seat. He was very thankful and he proceeded to fill his tire. By then I had headed off so I would not be late.
    The feeling of overall warmth and satisfaction I felt in this simple deed was amazing. If I could bottle it and sell it I would be a rich man. Giving a $4 can of flat fixer to a perfict stranger has done more to get me into the Christmas spirit than anything I have done for a long time.
    God Bless and Pay It Forward

  2. Cindy Oslon on said:

    Thank you for sharing this warm story. During this crazy time I too have tried to slow down and take time to let others go first. I thank God for the people I encounter in the city where I have worked and lived in for the past 33 years, who are doing acts of kindness also this year. God Bless you and Merry Christmas.

  3. Vern Fowler on said:

    I agree, we should have this feeling of “helping out or being nice” 24/7 – 365 days a year, not just at Christmas. My wife and I, when at a restaurant, have tried to be in the habit of “observing a family or an elderly person…or perhaps just someone that looks like they could stand a good meal – On the House”. We ask the person at the check out to pay for their meal and when the recipient asks “Who paid for this?” We only ask that the person at check-out tell them “Someone who cares…Have a Great Day”.

    • Nice! You exemplify my point that sometimes it’s the anonymous good deed that brings the highest satisfaction. Thanks for the comment.

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