Thankful Thursdays...for the Kindness of Strangers
This year I’ve been trying to take Thursdays to focus on my gratitude for things or people in my life.
What’s interesting is that it’s never a problem finding one thing I’m grateful for. I find that I have to choose one thing or risk having a post that is so long no one would read it.
Just the other day when I was out with my mini-me I was touched at how kind strangers can be.
There were strangers holding the door open for others at the fast-food restaurant we went to. AND, the people turned around to the door holder and said with a big smile Thank you!
I saw young children holding the door open for the people behind them and a teenaged boy who held the door open for mini-me and me. And in turn, I held the door open for others.
There was a mom with three wee ones in tow and a woman offered to help carry her items to their table. It was lunch hour and busy and yet there were strangers there who were just doing what they do every day...they were being kind to others.
Our devices, social media, stores that deliver everything we need are making it so easy to remove human interaction from our daily lives.
Take the time to get out there and experience the kindness of strangers.
Whenever you're feeling lonely, remember that there are people in this world who bless every one of us before they go to sleep at night. They may have never met you, but their hearts go out to you. They are true angels. L.J. Kane