We’ve all heard the term, “Random Acts of Violence”. It’s on the news nearly nightly. A few years ago I came across an article in the newspaper about how different our world would be if we started reporting “Random Acts of Kindness” instead and even more importantly, if we focused on doing random acts of kindness to other people. Today I was the recipient of an act of kindness and it brought that old newspaper article back into my mind. And even though it was a simple gesture, it made my day.
I got up early today so I could run and do some major, MAJOR grocery shopping while my husband was still home with the kids. Since we’ve been on Spring Break for the past week and have been traveling and out of town, our house shelves were bare. I cleaned out everything in the fridge before we left so I wouldn’t have old food to deal with when we got back.
So, I’ll admit that I was one of “those” people who spends hours or more in the store loading up the cart to nearly overflowing so that I won’t have to go shopping again for awhile. I was one of “those” people who really should have made a couple of trips to the car but was determined to fit everything in to one cart. But I’m also one of “those” people who other people don’t like to stand behind in line at a store. [Read more...]