Kindness Daily: Be Open. Be Ready. Look for Opportunities to be Kind.

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Be Open. Be Ready. Look for Opportunities to be Kind. January 28, 2012 – Posted by Gilgenbach
Today I prayed for ideas on ways to be kind.

My first opportunity came at a restaurant. A little girl dropped a dollar and walked off. I picked up the dollar and ran after her, giving it to her mother. "She dropped this," I said.

Then at the store, there was an elderly man looking at firewood. He had a cane, and I couldn’t see him carrying the firewood by himself, so I approached him and asked if he needed help. He said that he was just looking, but he seemed grateful that I asked.

Inside the store, I found a bouquet of beautiful flowers. Uncertain who to give them to, I got into the check-out line. I only had two items, but a man came behind me with one, so I let him go first.

I bought my mother her favorite candy bar, and I had the flowers but no one to give them to. Before I could reach my car, I spied a woman maybe in her mid thirties coming in my direction. With a big smile on my face, I skipped up to her and said "Ma’am, these are for you!"

She looked around and back at me and said, "Me?"

I said, "Yes, they’re for you. God bless you, and have a wonderful day!"

I then turned and walked away. My mom, who was waiting in the car, said the lady had a big smile on her face… and she (Mom) enjoyed her chocolate bar.

Be open. Be ready. Look for opportunities.

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