“Kindness extended, received, or observed…

“Kindness extended, received, or observed beneficially impacts the physical health and feelings of everyone involved.”  Dr. Wayne Dyer

gym shoes558) I have often agreed with this saying throughout my year of doing mitzvahs but truly felt it today. I was at the gym and an older woman was struggling to find her shoes. I have met her before and was getting dressed myself. I figured another set of eyes couldn’t hurt. It turned out that they were just under one of the benches but she hadn’t seen them. Two other woman saw me help her and both smiled at me as if to say thank you.  I love seeing others do acts of kindness and it always does make me feel better.

559) Called some neighbors who have recently had a change in their lives that likely would make them feel a bit sad. I called to acknowledge that and let them know I was thinking about them.

560) Not sure if jury duty counts as an act of kindness since we are obligated to participate, but I was called to jury duty and served willingly and happily even though the timing was not terrific. I actually enjoyed the process immensely.

Stopped by a local store where I frequent often to buy my calendar replacements and such. I was looking for a  specific refill that unfortunately has been discontinued. The employee not only found one in the back but gave it to me as a gift. That was the same day I was serving jury duty, so it seemed like a wonderful act of kindness reciprocated.

I received a lovely gesture of kindness this week. My personal trainer had heard that a local woman with my name had died this week and she hadn’t heard from me since before the holidays. She left me a message to make sure I was okay. I was touched by her care and concern.


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