Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Random Acts of Kindness

It's been a minute since my last post. Wild-eyed and searching for balance I signed off and logged out. In the time since then I have, as J.California Cooper put it, been trying to "swim to the top of the rain". It is raining a very busy life, long days at work, 6 children that need love, support and attention, and a relationship that is hanging by a thread. So posting and even reading the bloggers I love-love-love had taken a backseat to my woes.

But then, on a day that was turning out sort of yucky, a simple but wonderful kindness, brought me back. Someone sent me a comment to my last post to ask me where I was and tell me that they missed me.

It got me thinking. We see our co-workers, neighbors, people out and about, people online and we don't know what they might be going through. A bad day, illness, feeling overwhelmed, under pressure, lonely...and a random act of kindness might be just what they need to lift their spirits, give them hope, put a smile on their face and in their hearts and keep them going. A word, a token, a helping hand don't cost much, but the rewards are priceless.

Kindness is a gift, pass it on.

Thank you Mes Deux Cents!