I went out to my car this morning to find it covered in ice. There were some men standing around, it looked like they were getting ready head off to work in the company truck. One gentlemen was scraping ice off the truck. He came over and asked I would like him to scrape the ice off my car for me. I was very touched. I did not know this man, he was simply being a very nice person. It…
I was a department store today, in the checkout line, when another customer brought a scared little girl to the cashier. The little girl had misplaced her mom. Now, it’s their job to locate lost moms, yes, but the extra care and compassion the cashier gave to this scared girl was touching, and I made a point of letting her know how good she made me feel watching her go above and beyond to give comfort.
I had a friend wake me up this morning to the fact that I had been holding back feelings from my best friend, for noble reasons, but still, I was holding back. She made me realize that I wasn’t being fair to him, and she did it with such gentleness and compassion that I almost cried. She touched me, and I wanted to share this.
It doesn’t have to be a huge thing. For example, a heartfelt “how is it going” to a friend you know is dealing with something, and then really truly CARING about the answer, giving full eye contact as she shares, her feelings, her hopes, her concerns and confusion, and then knowing that you did well by letting her talk, just talk about what she’s going through. It feels really really good.
My husband and I were coming home from a trip to visit his parents, when we were rear ended at 77 miles per hour on the highway by an elderly man who had fallen asleep at the wheel. Amazingly, there were no injuries and no damage to the vehicles. If we hadn’t been there, the man would have gone off the road at about 80 miles an hour. This is an example of how we did good without even trying.
A single mother we know was having a hard time financially and was going through some depression. We bought a hang in there card and put a gift card in it for a grocery store she said she liked. We not only helped her out with her financial stress, we showed her that we cared, and she was very grateful.