Friday, October 19, 2007

A good deed in a naughty world.

I posted here about the kindness of strangers and how small deeds can make such a difference to the quality of our life.

In the comments, Kath T gave this example:
I dropped my purse on the bus a few years ago and a lady of mature years came after me to return it. Obviously very relieved I tried to buy her a coffee, she refused and told me to do the same for someone else, which I try to do.

And Carol G gave this one:
I live out in the sticks in Scotland, one night my car broke down on an unlit road, miles away from anywhere and to top that, I couldn't get a signal on my mobile. Plus the sweet sound of two teenage girls in the back screeching about getting their trainers wrecked if they had to walk through the fields!

An angel came in the shape of a man who'd just collected a takeaway pizza. He let us share it with him as we huddled round the engine lit by his headlights. Then, even though I lived 30 miles away from that bleak spot, he towed me all the way and helped my husband push the heap onto the drive.

He said he wouldn't like to think of his wife and kids stranded on a lonely road like that, and wouldn't have been able to sleep if he'd driven past us.

My dad always said that in every encounter with a fellow human being, no matter how small or transient, he hoped they went away feeling better than before he'd met them.

Let's go for a karmic shift here!
Please give examples of small acts of kindness that have happened to you.

6 comments:

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

Tis good to play good deeds forward.

Shameless said...

There's always something satisfying in taking the time in this busy life to stop and do something for someone else ... and it's even better when the person on the receiving end doesn't know where the goodness came from. :-)

mutleythedog said...

I dropped a Werthers Original and the dog ate it...

Marie said...

I've nominated you for a Sweet Award, Debi. Details over on my blog.

Debi said...

Oh no! What have I done? I've only gone and given the impression I'm SWEET!!!

Minx said...

It is heartwarming to know that there are still acts of kindness in the world that can lift your spirit and restore your faith.

Sweet? Hahahahahahahaha.......