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Ah… the thrill of knowing we can find happiness in the little things. I was delighted to read about what makes you all Jump for Joy in my last post.
OKAY… HERE WE GO…
Today’s post is brought to you by a RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS.
The phone rang four times, on the fifth he answered. She asked if they had any pork rib roasts. She was doubtful he’d go and look, the butcher had left, he said.
But he did, his voice so cheerful she felt herself choke up.
Back on the line he came, “Yes, we have two.” “I’ll take both, she said, “I’ll be there in twenty minutes.” She hung up and broke down sobbing.
The day had been far too long. The customer service the past several hours had been dreadful, not once, but three separate times, with the same company. The hours on the phone, haggling, cajoling, waiting - the endless waiting - had broken her usually resilient resolve.
She wept. It was a good cry, the release was simply because someone, a stranger, had shown a little kindness, when she least expected it.
Arriving at the store, she asked for the manager. His smile was broad and full of happiness. He told her to wait, he’d bring the roasts to her. She felt her eyes fill again. Kind, thoughtful, helpful people still exist. She just hadn’t seen one in a while.
He looked like a saint, two roasts in hand. As she went to pay, he called back, “I hope dinner’s good.” Then, he said her name and wished her a good night.
The good night spilled over into the following day. She smiled as she served up dinner. It was better than good - it was great! All because of a random act of kindness.
Have you experienced random acts of kindness?