Once a year #RandomActsOfKindness day happily rolls around.
It's a day where we are kindly reminded to make a conscious effort to show genuine kindness to all of those around you. There is a powerful effect that happens when a complete stranger shows you unexpected kindness. It's a little hard to explain and quite crazy how a complete stranger can help uplift your mood so much without knowing anything about you.
Every chance I get I love to show others Random Acts Of Kindness
because I know how magical and powerful such a thing can be.
A Cup Of Coffee and A Mental It's Going To Be Okay
About a year ago I was having an absolutely terrible morning. Overnight the world seemed to have turned against me. As I slowly start to accept defeat and ready myself for an even more stressful day. I remember the power and charm a hot cup of coffee has over me. So I drive straight to my local coffee house drive through. As I pull up to the window my beloved barista cheerfully smiles at me, hands me my coffee, and says that it was already paid for. Shocked and surprised I couldn't believe that someone would extend such kindness to me. Unknowingly to them how much it would mean to me especially because my morning wasn't presenting itself to be a gigantic win for the day.
This is a moment and a Random Act Of Kindness I will never forget and will always appreciate. They may have not known my morning wasn't going in my favor, but them paying for my coffee made me feel like they were saying, " Hey, it's going to be okay". Their Random Act Of Kindness held so much more meaning for me and for that I will always look back fondly on this memory.
Letting Me Cut In Front
Everyone gets caught up in their own lives, forgetting that there are people around them living their own lives. Full of stress, annoyance, confusion, drama, and emergencies. I know that I do, which is why after a particular event in my families lives I always make the best effort to remember that I can not know a person's whole story from a small interaction.
A couple of years back one of my children needed to be taken to a more equipped hospital through ambulance transport. I could not ride with them because I had two younger ones that I need to drive. Stressed to the max, I found myself driving behind the ambulance with intense concern. In that exceptionally stressful drive, one Random Act OF Kindness stood out to me and has been a memory that happily reminds. All I wanted to do was make sure that I stayed behind the ambulance. Which was rather difficult although was made a lot easier when a car let me cut in front of them. They didn't have too, they didn't know who I was, or what was happening, but they let me in front anyways and for that, I am eternally grateful. This simple Random Act Of Kindness made all the difference to me, words can not explain.
Uplifted My Spirits
A few months ago I had just completed a long days of work filled with mentally draining tasks and duties. Although one of the perks of being a mom meant my day wasn't over because I still had to go to the grocery store. Apparently I wasn't the only one because when I arrived at my local grocer I found the lot to be filled to the absolute brim. I had decided to rock heels and a dress that day. At the start of the day I felt fabulous, but as I was walking from the nose bleeds of the stores lot all I wished was that I had a pair to tennis in my trunk. As I was charging towards the market tired, stress, and fed up with the day, another women passing by happily glanced my way and said, "Oh I love your shoes". The comment caught me off guard in the most wonderful way. I couldn't help but stop, smile, and say thank you. With my mood shifted towards a cheery smile. I began shopping down the ales. Only to come across another women who stopped me to say she really liked my dress. A second compliment had just rang through my ears and I completely pushed back any thoughts of wanting to rush home and get comfy immediately. As I stood in line at check out I notice the older gentlemen behind me only has one item as to where I have a cart full. So I insist that he cut in front of me, which is the action that sparks up a conversation between the two of us. He turns to me and says, " Your shoes are very fetching". It's not a word one hears very often which is the exact reason it captured my full attention. His face began to blush as he explains that it is a compliment. I couldn't contain the smile that captured my face. Here I was feeling stressed and exhausted. Fully prepared to power house my way through the grocery store so that I could get home. Only to have complete strangers share a Random Act OF Kindness with me completely uplifting my spirits.
It might sound silly, but Random Acts Of Kindness
really do hold such a powerful overwhelming feeling of happiness and appreciation.
Let's Celebrate #NationalRandomActsOfKindnessDay Together This Sunday February, 17.
Thavin & Marcob is a place where you are celebrated for being you!