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Kindness Commitment Friday #7

For anybody just tuning in, I post a kindness story and update every Friday as my part of The Kindness Commitment Challenge. I personally think that making a concious effort to be nice will benefit ourselves and others alike. Please feel free to add your random act of kindness in the comment section every week – it’s great for inspiration and makes for happy Friday reading as well!

This Week’s Story from the World

Today’s story is actually a letter I found at People and Possibilities:

Once, many years ago, my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer and was scheduled for a mastectomy. That morning I attended a college class in which the husband of a good friend was also a student. Most mornings we said hello to one another and that was about it – he would sit with his guy friends, and I usually sat alone. When he entered class that morning, he came and sat next to me. He never mentioned my mom, never talked about the situation at all…he just sat next to me and chatted a bit. That was the day I learned that sometimes the kindest act is just to BE there…and I always remember this as one of the most touching acts of kindness I’ve ever received.

My Personal Update

This week I gave up my extra hours at work to help my husband set up his elementary school library for a book fair he’s having this week and next week.  It was actually sort of fun since I just learned how to use the Scholastic cash register and labeled some shelves.  :-)

How did you do this week? Build any good karma? Have any ideas for us in the future?

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3 comments to Kindness Commitment Friday #7

  • I went out of my way to write a good review for my lumberyard. I also withdrew the product complaint about my rotten vacation experience. It would have made both of our lives hell if I decided to keep it in, but I decided to take the easy route.

    This was not the best of weeks for me.

  • No philanthropic activities for me this week. My daughter, son and I have been pretty sick with colds and the flu (only my daughter has the flu).

    I wonder what kind of cool things we can do once our blogs get large enough? Wouldn’t that be cool if we could make a difference for a MOM and Pop shop that is having a hard time surviving the Walmarts of society?

    I think what First Gen American did was awesome!
    Money Reasons recently posted..Frugal Ways to Save on Shower Costs

  • @First Gen, I really liked your lumberjack review! I’m sorry you withdrew your vacation rental complaint. :(

    @Money Reasons, we were sick for the last couple of weeks too, yuck.

    I really hope our blogs all grow to be entities that would need to be reckoned with…