Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Random Acts of Kindness

I've recently been thinking about Random Acts of Kindness and how they affect people.  For instance in car line this week, someone was getting in their car and ready to leave.  They needed to back up but I was to far forward for them to really do so and the truck in front needed to pull forward.  So I backed up enough so they could get out.  They gave me a little wave and pulled on in front.  A few spaces up someone else was getting into their car and both the car that I had let out and the truck in front had backed up so the next person could get out.  Normally our car line is like the autobahn, you're lucky to get out alive! OK not quite that bad, but it's  not often people will let a car pull out, because well gee then they would be in front of them for all of 5 minutes or less.

So today I participated and witnessed a random act of kindness.  I am challenging each of you to go out of your way to do something nice for someone, whether it's returned or not. :) Let me know what act you performed!

1 comment:

Alex said...

Gah. I hate while on the road when someone (or myself) needs to pull into another lane for whatever reason and no one lets them in. It just makes me want to sit there and let like 5 people into my lane ;) (a) to be nice and (b) to piss the people off behind me.

At least they gave you a wave as a thank you. I'm lucky to get that more than half the time. Blah. Still do it though :D

Have you read "Pay it Forward"? If you haven't you really should. I know you may not get a lot of reading time in with those three girls of yours, but it's definitely worth the read.