Posted by: KNM
Posted: 20th Dec 2010
I have done a few things this year which I felt really happy doing - and I didn't know anyone of them. Whilst standing at a queue at a coffee shop, I bought a Mum and her little girl a coffee - didn't know them, but just offered them a drink. I think the Mum was very shocked, at first she thought it was a joke, but when she asked for what she wanted (and her little girl asked for a iced chocolate and cake), and I paid up and wished them a happy Xmas, they were standing there with surprised smiles on their faces. Have bought a couple of homeless folks a hot drink and sandwich in the Winter. But the thing that really made me feel happy was buying some toys/books and taking them down to Westmead Childrens Hospital and donating them as Xmas presents. Just knowing that a child waking up on Xmas morning and having a little gift that might make them smile whilst they're trying to heal/get better - gets me choked up with happiness.
I believe that if you dish out your kindness whenever you can - that one day, it will come back to you when you might need it. Reply