Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Random Acts of Kindness
I have read on several blogs what people are doing to incorporate Random Acts of Kindness to others around them in their daily lives. I have loved reading many different stories of how they have shared kindness through special acts to people they don't know. Well, today I was a recipient of a Random Act of Kindness. I was feeling a bit ambitious and had taken the boys to eat at Cracker Barrel BY MYSELF while we were waiting for a prescription for the K-Man (fresh sweet tea sounded good today!).
Everything had gone pretty smoothly while I got them situated and had ordered our meal. THEN while we were eating two older women that had been siting behind us came up and told me what well behaved children I had. I smiled and said, "thank you" wondering if she was talking to the right person-Ha! I then explained to the K-Man that the sweet ladies think ... "you are using good manners" trying to make it a teachable moment.
Not long after that the waitress came up and told me that our meal had been paid for by the women sitting behind me...I smiled, speechless. It made my day. Of course, then I couldn't help but leave a "nice" tip for the waitress (who was excellent). It really is true, being a recipient of Random Acts of Kindness feels good and makes you want to spread the "goodness".