Sometimes my heart smile for the simplest things that most people take for granted. In a time like this when it seems like the world is filled with hate and rage, simple things like a thank you, gives me great joy.
From a very young age most of us were thought to be kind and polite to each other. As kids it came natural to us but, as we grew older our lines got crossed and that vital virtue of kindness somehow got lost or forgotten.
I recently came across this story about a total stranger being kind that I want to share it with you:
Seven Miles For Me
Leaving a store, I returned to my car only to find that I locked my keys and cell phone inside. A teenager riding his bike saw me kick a tire and say a few choice words. “What’s wrong?” he asked. I explained my situation. “But even if I could call my wife,” I said, “she can’t bring me her car key, since this is our only car.” He handed me his cell phone. “Call your wife and tell her I’m coming to get her key.” “That’s seven miles round trip.” “Don’t worry about it.” An hour later, he returned with the key. I offered him some money, but he refused. “Let’s just say I needed the exercise,” he said. Then, like a cowboy in the movies, he rode off into the sunset. – Clarence W. Stephens Nicholasville, Kentucky.
It’s very sad to say that not too many acts of kindness are being offered today. After I read this story from Clarence W. Stephens it made me think about my own experience, but no one came to my rescue. Sometime last year my car just decided to go dead on me at the stoplight in the middle of the road. I was on my way home from work around 7:30 in the evening but it was in the height of winter and it was freezing cold. I did everything I ucould to start the car but nothing happened. Because I couldn’t get not even the blinkers to work I got out and stood by the side of the road in the freezing cold. I stood there and waited, that’s after calling the police who later came with a tow truck. While I was standing on the side of that busy road it was amazing to me, that not one person stoped to ask are you ok or nothing. What happened instead was that they looked very annoyed that my car was just sitting there in their way slowing them down. The act of kindness is not totally lost but it is definitely not high.
Whenever I experience any act of kindness, I’m always so grateful, even if it’s as simple as someone holding a door for me, it still warms my heart. It shows me that there is still hope.
Stephens, Clarence W. “24 stories about the touching kindness of strangers that will make you tear up” The readers digest https://www.rd.com/true-stories/inspiring/kindness-strangers/
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