Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Words of Wisdom Wednesdays

I recently heard about a growing local organization that is working to promote small acts of kindness. Ben's Bells was started by a mother (and university professor) who suddenly lost her three year old son to a surprise illness. She found it almost impossible to move forward in life, but found that when a stranger held a door, smiled, offered the extra penny needed at the checkout, helped pick up a dropped grocery bag made all the difference in her strength to live. 

I too experienced this during and even after my cancer treatments. When I wore my wigs, I looked normal from the outside, but my insides were sick, spirits sometimes low, and self-esteem sometimes plummeting. When someone shared a small act of kindness, it brought me warmth and hope. Thank you to all those who allowed me to feel that even during moments of darkness.  I feel like I always preach it, and here it is again, it's the small things in life that matter.  

Do something kind today.

I'd love to hear from you!........
POST A COMMENT to share something someone has done for you that made a difference in your day. I'd love to hear about how the small things stay with us all.


katie lake said...

I love this! I know I get wrapped up in my "busy life" but I try really hard to remember to always be kind to those around me and say thank you when they are kind to me.

Miss Southern Prep said...

I love the Plato quote! Sometimes on a bad day, it's so hard to be nice to everyone, but I really do try!

P.S. Thanks for the follow! Hope you're having a wonderful week!

Love Lace said...

Your Words of Wisdom posts bring me joy! I love to come here in the middle of the week and read them!

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with that first quote. And I try to compliment strangers on anything--nails, hair, shoes, vest, necktie. Little bits aren't so little after all.


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