Tell Me Something Good – Tangible Kindness
today’s ‘tell me something good’ is a tangible act of kindness my husband and i witnessed sunday night, before 31 days actually started. we finished our last birthing class (woohoo!) and ravery was hungry, i was not (constant snacking will do that to you). he decided what would satisfy his craving was getting pizza.
i waited in the car as he went in to grab the pizza. we took a backroad to get home and witnessed something that made us both feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
a very beat up van stopped next to a family of 5 standing on the street corner, holding a sign asking for any type of help. it was a wife and husband and their three small children, all of their heads turned towards the van.
a woman got out of the worn down van and with a kind smile on her face, handed the family a whole box of pizza. we couldn’t hear what was said but what we could see was how grateful the family was, how struck they were by this stranger’s kindness and how excited they were to eat something. the parents immediately opened the box and passed out slices of pizza to their kids before they took a single bite. the woman got back into her van and drove away.
what struck us was that it didn’t appear that she had a ton of extra money to be giving out (solely judging from the state of her beat up van). however, she had more than this family did at that moment and decided to do something about it. what a strong and powerful lesson, especially when we ourselves have been in financial struggle. we always always have something to give. it may be in the form of a money, food, a smile, a hug or insight but it’s important to remember that we should be focused on making the world a bit sweeter and better, however we can.
we got home, feeling extra grateful to have a roof over our heads and witnessed another good thing! last week my dad had noticed that i killed off the plants we potted together in the spring, which sit on our porch. when we walked onto the porch, there were freshly potted flowers adding a burst of color! he dropped them off while we were at our birthing class – what a kind-hearted man! thank you daddio!
i have more goodness because my bestie alison flew out here from portland for my baby shower tomorrow (yay!) and i get to see my sister, grandparents, cousin, uncle and friends for it too! then ravery does his ironman on sunday! i’ll be on the snap for our adventurous weekend but so much goodness.
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