Random acts of kindness are incredibly powerful. Just how powerful, I was reminded of a couple of days ago. I was on the receiving end and, simply put and without an ounce of exaggeration, it made my day. As a matter of fact, it is still making my day ..
I was on my way out the door at Seibel's where I had enjoyed a nice office meeting/lunch with the owner of Thompson Company Realtors, Larry Thompson. My mind was busy processing all the information about the lots we'll be offering for sale soon. What would be the best marketing strategy? Pricing .. time-frames .. a great Silver Spring community ..
Deep in thought I passed this elderly couple. Suddenly the lady stopped me, put her hand on my arm and said: "Has anyone told you yet how nice you look today?" Just like that. One simple, random act of kindness and a complete stranger had made my day.
As a Silver Spring, MD area Realtor®, I live a pretty exciting life .. no 2 days are alike. I get to meet lots of wonderful people and I get to help them purchase their dream home or sell their old one and move on to bigger and better things. It often makes my day but not this time.
It wasn't the excitement of the new listings, the challenge of selling those lots (I'm always up for one), the planning of a marketing strategy or the appreciation I felt about the owners selecting us... it was that random act of kindness by a stranger.
I can still feel her hand on my arm and I wish it hadn't taken me by surprise the way it did. I wish I could thank her again and let her know how much of an impact her gesture and words had on me.
I got a feeling, however, that that may not be necessary. Passing on the kindness and making another stranger's day may just be the thank you the lady was hoping for.
I'm going to do just that.
P.S.: Starting November 13th, 2012, a whole week is being dedicated to Random Acts of Kindness.