This holiday season a few things have happened to me that remind me of the kind, compassionate people in this world and that there is so much to be grateful for. So today I want to share a few of these stories.
Last Saturday, I was working when a customer came back into the store asking who had a blue honda civic. When I said it was my car, she told me that it had just been hit. I have only been driving for a year and a half, and in that time I have never been in any type of accident. The lady walked me to my car, and helped me get all the information I needed from the person who hit my car. She wrote everything down and was super sweet, telling me that everything was okay and to call my mom so she knew what was going on as well. I also want to add that it was probably around thirty degrees that day, and it was very windy. After everything was over, she gave me her name and phone number in case I needed to call her for anything. She was a complete stranger before, and helped me out of pure kindness.
My next story happened just yesterday, on Christmas Eve Eve. I was in line at Starbucks to buy a green juice, but when I got up to the register I learned that I did not have enough money with me to purchase it. I wasn’t feeling very well so I did not want to buy coffee, and I apologized to the barista before I went to sit down. Since I was early for work, I had time to eat the fruit I packed from home. About a minute later, a man walked over to me with the green juice and pointed out the gentleman who bought it for me. I walked over and thanked him, and also wished him a Merry Christmas. This has never happened to me before, and it was such a kind gesture that really made my day. Rachel Joy Scott said that kindness can start a chain reaction, and I really believe that it is true.
I wish you all a Merry Christmas filled with love, kindness, and gratitude.