Kindness Daily: A Dog, a Gutter, and 2 Thank You’s

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A Dog, a Gutter, and 2 Thank You’s August 23, 2012 – Posted by justB
During a recent trip to India, I introduced my cousin to smile cards and left a deck of smile cards that he has now integrated into his office routine :). Every morning, after a circle of prayers with his employees, one person chooses a smile card from the deck. The next morning, that person shares the ripples of the smile card. Here is one of the beautiful stories…

A young woman picked a card that read, "Tell someone thank you for doing something nice." Later that day, as she was standing on her balcony and wondering who she should thank, she noticed a vegetable seller below her and a small dog nearby, inching towards an open gutter.

The woman watched as the vegetable seller imagined what was about to unfold and immediately ran from his cart to save the dog from falling into the gutter. The woman was so overwhelmed by this act of kindness, that she ran downstairs to greet the vegetable seller and thank him.

Tears began to brim in the vegetable seller’s eyes… he was so overcome by the fact that someone had noticed his kindness that he began picking fresh vegetables from his cart and placing them in a bag. Then he gifted them to the woman as a way of saying thank you to her!

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