Monday, March 28, 2011

Finding Kindness on the Street

Here's a great way you can find kindness in the most unexpected of places. Here's an email story I got this morning from an friend.

I just received my first random act of kindness and it has left me feeling really overwhelmed.

Just last night my husband and I sat down to discuss our finances. Since his divorce 5 years ago and my job loss 18 months ago things have been going steadily down hill. We are living on overdraft, borrowing from Peter to pay Paul and we came to the sad conclusion that we will have to sell his prized 52 Chev pick-up truck which has been in the family for 55 years! He restored it from scratch 10 years ago.

Feeling depressed today, I decided to go to the local mall for a coffee, as I was leaving I noticed what looked like a $20 bill folded up beside the pay phone. Wrapped up inside was a smile card! I could not believe this was happening to me at this point in time and simply had to come home and check out this website! How amazing.

I have been deeply touched by this and I plan to pay it forward in whatever way I can. Hopefully this is a sign of better things to come in 2011.


  1. What a beautiful story. Thank you for sharing it.

  2. I have heard of people leaving these smile cards with money, but not $20. That is wonderful and the good Lord let her know she should go for a coffee and relax. I pary this family gets back on their feet soon.


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