Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Kindness Goes Around

Here's another heartwarming story from an email I received. I hope you enjoy and it brings warmness to your life today and bringing a sunny smile! ~ Love Kat

My wonderful Aunt Helen Louise recently passed away very unexpectedly. I have been trying to stay positive during this time. Today was an especially emotional day, so I decided to try and keep myself busy by doing a little 'treasure hunting' at my local Goodwill store.

Whilst I was browsing, I saw a young girl trying to ride a bicycle. Her grandmother and grandfather were steadying it for her. Her grandmother was very encouraging and it made me smile to see the look of determination on the little girl's face.

I browsed through the racks but didn't find anything I wanted to buy. I was on my way out of the store, when I noticed the bicycle parked at the checkout counter. A light bulb went off right away in my mind, and I asked the clerk if the bicycle had been paid for. She told me that the little girl's grandparents were going to buy it after they were done looking around.I quickly searched my purse for a Smile Card I told the clerk I wanted to buy the bicycle for the girl. I paid, got the receipt and handed it, along with the Smile Card, to the girl's grandmother. I told her that the bicycle was paid for. The looks on that family's faces were priceless and I could feel my Aunt Helen's approval shining upon me.

I miss my Aunt Helen every day, but I will continue to honor her legacy of generosity by doing random acts of kindness.


  1. A truly inspiring and touching story. More people need to share their kindness than do. I try doing something for someone most every day. It may not be much, but the little things are important too.

  2. So very beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing! Acts of Kindness means so much, both for the one who's receiving & especially for the one giving it!

    Have a wonderful and blessed day!



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