A Random Act of Kindness

Reblogger Barbara Todaro
Services for Real Estate Pros with RE/MAX Executive Realty 104763

What a nice post to have read this morning..... enjoy.

Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”

(Maya Angelou)

Original content by Jeff Dowler, CRS CA DRE #01490977

A Random Act of Kindness

 

“No act of kindness – however small – is ever wasted.”

(Aesop)

 

We just returned from vacation in Maui during which we also celebrated our anniversary. It was wonderful, without too much work to do, but now it’s getting life back to the normal routines both personal and business.

 

We had dinner at Gannon’s Restaurant at the Wailea Golf Club in Wailea, a recommendation of a professional colleague of ours. It was everything we hoped for and expected, with terrific ocean views and excellent food.

 

We were seated outdoors, to enjoy the views of the golf course and ocean, and of course the balmy weather, and were seated near another couple. We struck up a short conversation and learned they, too, were celebrating their anniversary, although theirs was earlier in the week.

 

After a couple minutes, with casual pleasantries completed, we each returned to our respective dinners and enjoying the evening.

 

Wailea Sunset in Maui 2019 

 

When our server brought the check he informed us that the gentleman at the adjacent table had bought us each a glass of wine in celebration of our anniversary, but did not want us to know until they had left the restaurant. We were so pleasantly surprised at this bit of kindness out of the blue. It brought a glow to an already wonderful day and evening!

 

Interestingly, it made me start thinking about kindness, and the many opportunities we have to show it every day – to those we know, to strangers, to people who have assisted us in one way or another, and so on.

 

A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.”

(Amelia Earhart)

 

It could be as simple as a friendly smile, a few simple words of thanks and appreciation, holding open a door, or letting someone go before you in the grocery line. And of course it could be much more.

 

You simply have to watch and be aware of the opportunities, and then be kind in some way, without any expectation or hope for something in return except the joy of having done something kind  for someone else.

 

And perhaps step out of your comfort zone and do something you might not ordinarily do.

 

What kindness have you shared or experienced recently?

 

Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”

(Maya Angelou)

 

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Barbara,

Like you, I really enjoyed this post by Jeff Dowler.  It is so easy to be kind...A

Aug 11, 2019 07:10 AM #1
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Sam Shueh
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It is beautiful. The blog can be better if the fonts used are darker.

Have a wonderful Sunday.

Sam Shueh

Aug 11, 2019 07:12 AM #2
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Lottie Kendall
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Agreed. Jeff's post was a joy to read and reminds us how simple it is to spread happiness.

Aug 11, 2019 07:50 AM #3
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Nina Hollander
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Hi Barbara.... I had read this when Jeff first posted it. Random acts of kindness fall into the category of the law of reciprocity for me... what you put out into the universe is what comes back to you from the universe.

Aug 11, 2019 08:00 AM #4
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Will Hamm
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Hello Barbara,  I remember traveling at a young age with my wife and little girl and we stop at a pancake house along the interstate.  A trucker was behind us and my little girl smile at him and he said hi.  he talk to her, she was maybe 4 and takes after me at talking to people.  He left and when we when to pay, the waitress said that he paid for our meal.  How kind.

 

Aug 11, 2019 08:42 AM #5
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Dave Rosenmarkle
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Hi Barbara,

Totally agree. Random acts of kindness always come back one way or another ten-fold, particularly when we're not expecting it!

Aug 11, 2019 09:16 AM #6
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Barbara it is surprises like this one that can brighten up our whole day.  We have so many opportunities to do similar acts of kindness if we just pay a little more attention.

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Good afternoon Barbara. I read this when it was first published and loved it.

Aug 11, 2019 11:52 AM #8
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Thank you very much, Barbara, for sharing this excellent reblog selection.

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Kindness is freely given. This is an excellent reblog.

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You get back what you give and Jeff is a giver - every day of his life! I love this, Barbara!

Aug 12, 2019 06:22 AM #11
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