The act of kindness

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  1. dweiss17

    dweiss17 Registered User
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    #1 dweiss17, Sep 12, 2015
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    The goodness of some members of our living society.

    Usually our trash and recyclables are picked up every Friday. Since Friday was a holiday the stuff is picked up a day later. The girl that puts out my trash forgot to come this morning to do the job. What to do when you got bum knees? I called my neighbor Jack…and he put the trash out for me.

    Since I woke early to get the trash out…I may as well go to my favorite restaurant for my breakfast meal. That I did. After finishing what I ordered, I waited for my check to pay my bill…my waitress comes over and tells me the couple across the aisle picked up my check. They were complete strangers to me…I was taken aback, why should a stranger pick up my check?

    I thanked them for their unusual kindness proffered to this gray haired man. My waitress told me they often do that when they visit the restaurant. It seems these people enjoy doing an act of kindness that is unusual. It seems to me that people who see someone use a walker to get around will go out of their way to help that person.

    After leaving the restaurant, I did some grocery shopping; the cashier seeing my cane in the cart with what I bought…asked me if I wanted help to put the food stuffs into my car…another act of kindness unexpected.
  2. Kevin W.

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    There is not enough kind acts in the world Dan. Glad some people made your day that much nicer.
  3. David S

    David S Registered User
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    Dan I think all the reporting on bad stuff over shadows the acts of kindness you experienced. Thank you for posting it reminds us all that we can do a bit more for others.

  4. shutterbug

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    And if you get an opportunity to pay if forward, go for it. There really is more happiness in giving than there is in receiving.
  5. Styrofoam_Guy

    Styrofoam_Guy Registered User
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    Jul 21, 2008
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    Good deeds is not newsworthy so we do not hear as much about it in the media. We get all the bad stuff and it paints a picture of a cruel world.

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