I was in the airport and got a free drink. Yet again :). I’ll share the first story another time. This time it was very providential. I had bought myself a water, and wanted to buy another but the price of the waters in the machines was double what I had paid when I first came through security. I didn’t want to pay so much money for a bottle of water when I felt it should be cheaper, and I didn’t have the coins on me, so decided to manage without it.
I was sitting by the gate when someone approached me and asked me ‘Do you want a bottle of water?’. I was a bit surprised and shocked, and asked her to repeat herself. She asked me again if I wanted a bottle of water. I told her sure, I’d love it. She told me her story, she somehow had gotten 2 bottles of water from the machine and hadn’t had to pay for it, and she only needed one bottle, so was offering it to me.
Was I the first person she passed? I don’t know. I do know that I was really happy to get a bottle of water.
There was a lot I was thinking afterwards. Just the day before my sisters and I were discussing acts of kindness that people do, and I was saying that people do acts of kindness all the time. I started telling them all my stories, the random acts of kindness’s that people have done for me. They asked me how come I seemed to have this happening to me all the time? Like someone paying my parking ticket, someone buying me a drink (this story is the second drink I’ve gotten), people getting out of their cars to direct me in parking, or as in the last FAK parking for me, taxi’s taking me to places. And I responded that people are just nice! One of my sisters suggested that maybe it was god/a source of the world showing me that he/she/it is with me. Maybe :). I thought of that now. How I wanted a bottle of water and wasn’t going to buy it for myself for I didn’t really and truly need it (as I had bought one and although I wanted two, I didn’t need two) so wasn’t going to buy it, and along came a really sweet women with her husband and offered me a bottle of water…
What acts of kindness have others done for you? What acts of kindness can you do for someone else? What acts of kindness have you heard about or seen in the news recently? I’d love to hear, either here, or join in and post it on your own blog, and share it here.
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