Random act of kindness restored my faith in humanity

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posted on Jan, 18 2014 @ 04:56 PM
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Ok so I was going ice fishing this morning and there was a line to get into the parking lot. There was a truck waiting to make a left hand turn and no one was letting him in. I let him go because I figured he was there first. So I get to the parking lot attendant and he hands me a daily pass. I said how much do I owe you? he said nothing the guy in front of you paid your way. By then he had already disapeared into the parking lot. I would have liked to thanked him.

Generally I'm a pissed of at the world type of guy because I never see anything good in it. The last few month I've been feeling like everyone in the world is corrupt and down right rotten. This guy literally made my day and week a bit brighter. I think I learned something from this and I'm going to pass it on to someone else.
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posted on Jan, 18 2014 @ 04:58 PM
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It's called Karma



posted on Jan, 18 2014 @ 05:01 PM
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Random acts of kindness are everywhere happen all the time - sometimes the hardest part is being able to see them...



posted on Jan, 18 2014 @ 05:01 PM
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It's nice to be nice



posted on Jan, 18 2014 @ 06:03 PM
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LadySkadi
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Random acts of kindness are everywhere happen all the time - sometimes the hardest part is being able to see them...
Not where I'm from I live 2 blocks north of Detroit. In my area you don't walk down the street at night they'll stab you for fun.



posted on Jan, 18 2014 @ 06:08 PM
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I could not live like that, why don't you move?



posted on Jan, 18 2014 @ 06:32 PM
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I'd like to but this is where my family and friends are. I've been to some of the more rural areas of the state and I was shocked at how nice people were. I went into a bank and it didn't even have the tellers behind bullet proof glass. I thought only if the degenerates down from my area new this. My buddy works at the local Family Dollar store and it's been robbed twice. I worry one day someones gonna find him in the back room tied up with a bullet in his head. Every store in my area that stays open after dark has been robbed.



posted on Jan, 18 2014 @ 06:45 PM
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Things all around appear dark, dismal.......evil then someone (it could be you) comes along and turns the light on by being involved in the community. A single act of kindness, a volunteered hour a week or an angry full blown campaign for change.
The really big changes in our communities usually begin with one person (it could be you).
Be what you want your community to be cause I know you "want some"!



posted on Jan, 18 2014 @ 06:55 PM
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I hear you man,I am almost always pissed off at the world too.
In the last year,I was in a grocery store and all the debit and credit card thingymadooey was down....I bitch about the types who use that crap.

I had an old lady with a debit card and it wouldn't work and she was holding the line up.
I decided to pay for her groceries and it kind of floored her.
She tried to get my number to pay me back and all i said was if you get the OPPORTUNITY to help someone out,you have paid me back.

A thank you is always nice....an opportunity to do something nice is sometimes rare but well worth it....treasure what happened today,pay it forward and know that those types of things are opportunities as that guy did.

Still pissed at the world but things like this inspire me.



posted on Jan, 18 2014 @ 06:56 PM
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It's such a shame what's happening in the US at the moment especially Detroit. And all this has been caused by the greedy corporate machine and yet they still have not been affected by the mess they have caused.

I hope it gets better for you and your family very soon.



posted on Jan, 18 2014 @ 07:38 PM
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I hear you man,I am almost always pissed off at the world too.
In the last year,I was in a grocery store and all the debit and credit card thingymadooey was down....I bitch about the types who use that crap.



You mean everyone? Not many people paying for groceries with cash anymore.

Anyway that was very kind of you.



posted on Jan, 18 2014 @ 07:41 PM
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Very rare around here to let others into traffic, we always do but I am always stunned how people behave. All they have to do is give up a few moments of their time. Also they just run on when people cross the street, even when it is kids or crippled persons :-(

You sound like a great person, to you like me it just seems reasonable to let the person you figure was first go.



posted on Jan, 18 2014 @ 07:50 PM
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Being nice, being good is a continual learning process.

Lord, I know I have much to learn!

But examples like this, teach all of us.

If only we listen.



posted on Jan, 18 2014 @ 08:07 PM
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Please don't let the jerks of the world ruin your view of it. Most people are nice. Wow that was hard to write...



posted on Jan, 19 2014 @ 01:12 AM
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Nice!!!

I love RAK!

I was coming in to work before christmas, and there is this man who is always out 7am to 7pm, with carts and signs collecting cans. He has a sign that says cans, he never bothers anyone for them but is very pleasant and grateful to anyone who does drop off cans. He never asks for money, he never begs for cigarettes or anything he works his ass off.

I usually give him what ever cans I have in the truck, or that I set aside at home and bring them to him because I see him literally every day. Sometimes when I have time I bring him a coffee and give him a cigarette, sometimes he buys me coffee.

I'm making this story a little long, but my truck broke down the one day and it sat in the lot for a while until I could afford to fix it(literally blew my last cash on presents for xmas and had to leave it there. I couldn't believe it.) So I was in a pretty down and out mood, and the one day on my way in to work I stopped to drop off some cans and this man hands me a christmas card with my name, telling me he's thankful for all the time I spend talking with him, for the cigarettes, and for being a friend. Inside were two hockey tickets. He saved up and bought them for me. I was absolutely flabbergasted that this man who works 12 hrs a day 7 days a week collecting cans to live spent all this money to get me some guy who spends maybe 5 mins here and there when I have cans talking to him such an extreme gift. The card with my name on it would have been enough. I was so touched.



posted on Jan, 19 2014 @ 05:35 AM
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I find it strange that in the 1980s when you moved your new neighbours use to help you out with all sorts of things. Has society progresses these random acts don't occur that often. People are too affaid of each other, or our social lives are more technological now. But it is nice to hear of such happenings, we are social creatures.
edit on 19-1-2014 by Frankinpillow because: spelling problem.



posted on Jan, 19 2014 @ 05:47 AM
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I like them stories.



posted on Jan, 19 2014 @ 09:03 AM
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People are people. Everyone has kindness in them. All you need is a moment of lucid empathy to put that kindness into action. Sometimes life can wear you down, and you lose that empathy.

My faith in humanity is restored every time I see an elderly couple. It reminds me that there are people out there who understand what is really important. If you want to feel full, find someone to pour yourself into (and who will do the same in return for you).



posted on Jan, 19 2014 @ 05:32 PM
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Yes, please--pay it forward. And keep paying it forward.

Each small act of kindness is just a pebble tossed in a pond, but the ripples they generate can help change this world for the better. Please remember that warm feeling, and help pass it along to as many people as you can.

Too often as we get older, we find the only surprises in life to be negative--a parking ticket, a car breakdown, an unexpected tragedy. Inserting a single ripple of pure generosity into the life of someone else can make all the difference, and help to remind people that no matter how bad things sometimes seem, selfless acts of kindness and compassion still exist.



posted on Jan, 19 2014 @ 06:56 PM
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It's rewarding when you help someone like that, isn't it?

To add to the collection of stories already - I help a couple elderly ladies out on my end, not expecting anything in return. Well, just before Christmas, one of them gave me a plastic bag, and told me not to open it until I got home. When I did, there was a card wishing me Merry Christmas, and a nice big container of home-made cookies. Almost cried, and it takes a lot to make me cry; I'd take home-made food over them paying me any time.

Usually, if I help someone for free, I tell them not to pay me with money - I'd rather see them do something nice for someone else, or they can win me over with something home-made.

-fossilera





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