Monday, 27 February 2012

Another week has come and gone, and all week long I noticed the goodness in people around me.

It was many little things that could go unnoticed, but instead, were noticed.

It was efforts to laugh at others' jokes when the jokes weren't very funny, to give gifts when they were unexpected, to give a hand to hold when a hand was needed.

It was a well-dressed businessman standing in the cold winter air, holding a college door open for many young strangers.

It was a beautiful friend reaching out to me, sending an email to let me know she was thinking of me.

It was a caring manager sitting across from me at a meeting table, telling me I can rely on her.

In one week, many little moments like these made me remember why I want to focus on kindness: kindness makes me incredibly happy.

To know that people want to do good is to know that there is hope for more good. And, I need to know that. Don't you?


  1. Aww Nora, this is a lovely post! It's true though, simple things like holding the door open or even a smile can really make someones day.

  2. Thank you, Ellen. Your smile always brightens the day. :)

  3. One elderly gentleman that shops at my store used to come in every Sunday and ask for the TV guide, I would always tell him that it came the day before in the Saturday Star. Eventually I started saving one for him since they were just going to be recycled anyway. I've been doing this for over 3 years now and while I know it's not much, it makes me happier to know that I've brightened his day.

  4. A smile surely goes a long way :) It's the best thing to catch! Happiness!

  5. These types of things really can brighten up a persons day or give a more positive outlook on a day. Its too bad they dont happen more often, but still they stand out when they do

  6. Aww I love this. I had a book when I was little called "Random Acts of Kindness," this post made me think of it. Even just smiles make everything nicer.
    And, Danielle that is the sweetest thing!
    This post made me smile.