Sometimes, people can really surprise you and show you an act of kindness when you need it most.
I first noticed this several years ago when I was going through a bad divorce and happened upon several kind strangers. Even though they weren’t a part of my life, just by showing kindness, they made a difference and helped me through a difficult time in my life.
This week, I was truly blessed by the kindness of strangers. I’m traveling for work and came down with a nasty cold, but several people went out of their way to show me kindness and I am so grateful. The experience made me think of this Aesop quote –
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”
I can’t tell you how many times even the smallest kind act has helped – and although I’m only one person, I know I’m not alone in my thankfulness for kindness.
So, the next time you have a chance to be kind – do it. You never know how much your kind act or words are needed and appreciated.