Random acts of kindness are a little way to give back. Recently, Michael and I went for Frozen Yogurt. I have a Wolverine Card (a discount card I purchased from the High School Cheerleaders) that gets us 1/2 off.In addition to the half off, when you purchase 10 cups of yogurt, you get 1 free. It just so happened that I paid $7 for our yogurt (for all 4 of us) and then had earned a free yogurt. I love free things. However, I was feeling especially generous that night. There were two young men in line behind us. They were kind-of scruffy looking. When I paid for my yogurt, I told the cashier to give them our free one. She looked surprised, but nodded.
Now, the two guys were quite surprised (we watched from the car). I am certain that they had never been the recipients of a random act of kindness before. What a great feeling! And hopefully they remember that act and pass it on.
Shortly after this, I got a message from a friend of mine in IL (JW) who LOVES to do these kinds of things. She did a great act of kindness AND sent it to her relative’s old address! Oops! She managed to fix it and get it delivered to the new address, but it was a mess. She seemed to be laughing about the whole thing and she was enjoying herself.
I think that the best thing about random acts of kindness is how you feel after you’ve done one.
What act of random kindness have you done?