So…everyone’s probably heard of this and has, hopefully, experienced at least one of these in their lives.
These little acts of kindness don’t take much time or effort (Or money), but they can make someone’s day at least a little better…or maybe even totally make their day!
Like what happened to me today, on a mundane trip to the grocery store for some Thanksgiving turkey:
1) I insert $0.25 to get a cart…the stupid thing is stuck. One of the employees sees me struggling with the cart, stops what he’s doing, and (With some fancy manoeuvring of the next cart), yanks it out for me.
2) I go to the cash and struggle to put both 10 lb. turkeys on the conveyor awkwardly by myself (Thanks, mom…I don’t know whether to be flattered or not that she thought I could actually manage to carry all that alone), and this guy behind me asks me if I need help and actually picks up the other one and puts it down for me.
That not only made my day better, but it also reminded me that there are nice people within those crowds of annoyed, rude shoppers all pushing and shoving and trying to get to the sale stuff.
It’s also reminded me that even if it’s just a little thing, I can make someone’s day better…