A Small Act of Kindness can mean so Much!

A Daily Dose of Kindness*
Thursday, May 1, 2008

* Very shortly after my husband died I was shopping in my local supermarket. I paid by credit card and the check-out assistant returned my card and with a smile said "Thank you Mrs. K ——- ".

I think this is the first time that a check-out assistant had bothered to look at my name and address me personally. I was very moved by the seemingly insignificant gesture at a point in my life when I felt very particularly vulnerable.

*The above remarks were sent in to a wonderful newsletter called A Daily does of Kindness.   How amazing yet true this real event is.  When we are down, the smallest act of kindness can help us feel whole again, part of the community, rather than alone and not feeling connected.  We should all be aware of this truth and make sure that at least once a day we include someone in our conversation, or check in on someone, or give someone a little extra attention.  We won't always know who needs the boost.  But if we give enought of it, we are sure to make someone's day!
Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, www.enchantedself.com

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