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".

13 comments:

BriteCloud said...

Isn't that wonderful!! How nice. I know that made your day.

I forget to look for moments to peform a RAK. Once I paid for someone's drink at Sonic who was in line behind me. I was so excited and giggly the rest of the day. I probably got a bigger kick out of it than they did.

Heather said...

Thats so neat! What an awesome surprise...you deserve it!

miss you

Deanna said...

:) That is GREAT!! :) I can't think of another person who deserves a RAK more or who does more for others!

Holly said...

That was so thoughtful and I'm sure it put a cherry on top of your day! How sweet of them.

maria said...

Wow! What a great story! It makes my heart smile to know there are still some 'do-gooders' out in the world. What a wonderful lift to your day (and the waitress too!)

And yes, your kids have always impressed me with how well-behaved they are. You are a great mom!!

Rochelleht said...

Oh! That is AWESOME!!! What a great thing. That just inspires me to be sweet to someone tomorrow, too. Not that I'm ever mean, but you know what I mean... :-)

Seriously, it's moments like those that make you really stop and appreciate what a wonderful world this is. Cause, really, that's what it's all about!

Lynn said...

How sweet is that? I think about doing it sometimes but then......I'm going to make a conscientious effort to be more thoughtful and sharing. Hope your job is going to be a blessing for you.

Whitney said...

What a sweet thing to do! And what a nice compliment to you & your kiddos! I need to start making an effort to do things like that more often.

Michelle said...

Oh that is SO wonderful! It just makes you realize that there really are wonderful people in the beautiful world we live in. My goal for tomorrow is to spread this Random Act of Kindness. Thanks for this insperation.

Megan said...

That is so wonderful. This is a great example for all of us to follow. Very inspiring!

Daesha said...

What a wonderful thing to do! And how nice for a momma who sometimes gets overwhelmed to know what a good job she's doing, and that these efforts are being noticed by others. Your story makes me want to do more nice things for other mommas. I will be looking for RAKs to do!

Shaka said...

wow! how nice of that lady! i love those commercial for that insurance company where people see others doing something kind and it makes a full circle! it makes me want to be more aware of people around me and the little things i can do!

Laurie said...

How wonderful and such a plesant surprise!