A Random Act of Kindness

Reblogger Roy Kelley
Real Estate Agent with Realty Group Referrals 16766

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.”



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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Steven Nickens
Elite Pacific Properties Maui - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

One of Maui's famous residents was having breakfast with my son. My son mentioned how you deal with people always coming up to you. He said it takes more energy to be negative than it does to be kind. Aloha Jeff.

Aug 14, 2019 01:50 AM #1
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Roy Kelley wonderful choice for a reblog.... I love everything written by Maya Angelou....

Aug 14, 2019 03:12 AM #2
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Such a nice act will always bring a smile to those on the receiving end. I had someone buy my lunch years ago and to this day never knew who it was, but never forgot it.

Aug 14, 2019 04:35 AM #3
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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Aug 14, 2019 08:21 AM #6
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Love Maya....and have enjoyed Hawaii...everyone should go there at least once !

Aug 14, 2019 09:28 AM #7
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Roy Kelley - This was a wonderful blog to re-publish!

Aug 14, 2019 06:10 PM #9
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Roy - Jeff gave us a great example of an act of kindness to pass on.

Aug 15, 2019 03:10 AM #10
Rick Frissell
HomeXpress Realty - Valrico, FL
aka "The Red Baron of Real Estate"

Such a nice story!  We have MacDill AFB in our area.  A friend of mine and I have breakfast together about every 4 to 6 weeks.  Whenever there is a uniformed service person having breakfast, he pays for their breakfast with a thank you note for their service. Although I should be accustomed to his patriotism and generosity, it is always a new thrill.

Aug 15, 2019 01:16 PM #12
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks so much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

Aug 15, 2019 01:30 PM #13
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