Human Kindness (Again)

Hello, lovelies, the most Discover challenge got me really inspired to write about human kindness again, so here we go!

  • Chivalry isn’t dead
    • The other day, my dad and I went grocery shopping. As we were getting back into our car, the ladies next to us were leaving as well. My dad let the other woman (who was a bit older than him incidentally) get into her car first. He just did it without a question or expectation of a thank you. It was pretty cool to watch as I warmed up inside our van.
  • It’s the thought that counts
  • image_02-1 Remember that inspirational quote flip book I put together for my dad? I gave it to him on his birthday a few days ago and he loved it. He really appreciated the gesture and he told me how much it meant to him that I took the time to handwrite all those quotes for him as opposed to just buying him a something. (Did I mention that he regularly reads it too? My heart melted when he read out one of the quotes to me yesterday.) I just wanted to cheer him up. I think I accomplished that goal. πŸ™‚
    • Also, the other day at Costco, word of warning: never shop here around Christmas season, I saw this lady offer to help hold groceries for the guy in front of her. He politely declined, but I thought it was very considerate of her to offer a helping hand to a complete stranger.
  • Non-vegetarians helping out vegetarians 
    • One very lovely blogger on here, named Jessica Rose, recently published a gingerbread cookie recipe and she included the ratio for an egg substitute. Thank you, Jessica, for 1) acknowledging that vegetarians exist and 2) making your recipe accessible to us! I’m so tired of being excluded from pretty much every pastry in existence. I massively appreciate her effort to include us.
  •  Being the change you wish to see in the world
    • OK, I know, Gandhi didn’t actually say that word-for-word, but I still believe in this quote. And you lovelies actually see me put it to practice on here everyday! As most of you have probably noticed, I comment on A LOT of posts that I read. The reason I do that is because I know commenting makes people feel good. It makes them feel validated, appreciated, and heard. I know I feel that way when folks comment on my posts for sure. It takes time to comment so not everyone does it, so I make an effort to do it because sometimes I’m the only one commenting on people’s posts. I swear this is not to show off, but quite a few folks on here have told me recently how much it means to them that I always support their work. I just do it because I care about you lovelies. I really do. Otherwise, I wouldn’t take the time to hunt you down to tell you how awesome you are!

What moments of human kindness have you lovelies witnessed recently?

~Live boundless.

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15 thoughts on “Human Kindness (Again)

  1. Simple kind gestures and politeness is not common in today’s world! It’s kind of sad, but I liked your stories. And commenting on peoples’ blogs is not that hard, it makes no sense when people like a lot of others’ posts, but never comment on anything.

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    1. Well no it isn’t hard but it’s the time thing. Some folks don’t want to take the time to think and write something in response. It’s a little sad how kindness isn’t mainstream anymore but that doesn’t mean it always has to be that way. Good people are out there. They just have to keep spreading their message. πŸ™‚

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  2. This is such a heart-warming post. There’s been so much focus on negativity in 2016, and it’s great to come on your blog and read about human kindness. If we want there to be more compassion and understanding in the world, then we have to be more compassionate and understanding! It sounds like your Dad is a good example of that πŸ™‚

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