2013 Christmas Challenge: Day #26…Kindness in the Checkout Lane

There are no “small acts of kindness”, kindness is kindness, and when it’s shown, it makes a big difference.

Measured in Moments

There are some days during my kindness challenge when I don‘t have a plan–when I let inspiration find me, when I spend the day looking for an opportunity to help someone.

But that wasn’t supposed to be how today went.

I had a plan–for weeks I had been preparing for an act of kindness and today I was looking forward to finishing it.  I was excited; my car was packed with goodies.

There was just one problem: the people who I needed to meet with…they weren’t in today.  Nope–all gone, celebrating their annual Christmas party.

Whoops.  In all my plans, it seems I forgot one tiny, little, yet extremely important detail: calling to confirm.  To be, I didn’t honest I didn’t think it was necessary…every other day the people are there.

It seems fate was trying to tell me it had other plans for me today.

So I came…

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Random Act of Kindness

The true definition of helping out another!

Melissa Holden, Writer

I’ve just seen today’s Daily Prompt, (click here for more details) and decided I’d actually write this one.

A few years ago, I worked for a high street retail store in my hometown. When I went to hand in my notice  – I was moving – I was offered a Supervisor position.

I was pretty shocked, especially as I hated this job and the majority of the people that both worked and shopped there.

There was however, an upside. I knew a colleague of mine had been gunning for the Supervisor role ever since she started, but as these roles usually are based on qualifications, she wasn’t offered it. So, I decided to do something kind (for a change.)

I explained to my boss that I was flattered, but couldn’t (and wouldn’t) take the position, but my colleague would be perfect for the role.

Later on, said colleague announced…

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Veteran Panhandeling Deed

Due to the YouTube User disabling the embedding of videos (which is completely fine, it’s their rights!!!), I can only link you to this great dead by Dennis Roady Deeds (His channel).

As a 9 year veteran, Dennis Roady Deeds did some panhandling on streets of Santa Monica, California. With the money he received, he payed it forward to others. I loved the video, and the ending was perhaps my favorite part!

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KcpAlos_eU&feature=share