posted on Nov, 15 2011 @ 09:01 PM
I'm a big believer in random acts of kindness. For about a year, I worked in the Mission Committee of our church, but doing good deeds "on schedule"
and being kind of coerced by our pastor took all the joy and satisfaction out of it for me.
Now I'm back to pure randomness and love it. Recently I was at the grocery store and there was a woman in a wheelchair in front of me at the register.
She was trying to pay with food stamps, but didn't have enough on her card. As she started putting things back, I stopped her and told the kid at the
register that I would pay her entire bill. The woman had tears in her eyes, and the kid looked at me like I was Santa Claus... it completely made my
Sometimes, when I leave the house to go somewhere, I ask God to bring someone my way I could help today, in some small way. Then I start looking for
that person. It's great fun, and it makes you more aware -- you really start noticing people in need, as the poster described who fed the boy for
Christmas. I find it extremely rewarding.
About the disgust part: My husband and I recently helped out a friend who has MS and is on disability. She had taken her daughter and her kid in after
her daughter had gotten a divorce and (again) had gotten on drugs and wasn't stable. They lived together for quite a while, but her daughter was a
total slob and used (disabled) mom as her personal maid, AND stole $1,600 -- basically all my friend had -- from her bank account. That's despicable,
Also, the same friend just got a wheelchair and is still practicing getting around in it. She told me she'd got yelled at by numerous drivers when she
was slowly crossing the road in her wheelchair. Who in hell would yell at a woman in a wheelchair to get the f*** out of the way? Are people
edit on 15-11-2011 by sylvie because: (no reason given)