Random Act of Kindness

As I write this, there’s a woman heading home to Montana who will probably reach into her purse and wipe her hands with a scented towelette from Bath and Body Works. There are others scattered from south Georgia to the coast of South Carolina who are cleaning their hands with foam soap or perhaps applying antibacterial hand cream to soften and scent their hands. Some are using cotton blossom while others prefer brown sugar vanilla or perhaps more of a fruity scent like peach or pineapple.

What all of these good-smelling gals have in common is their benefactor, a student who knows and practices the lessons behind “random acts of kindness.”  Because of his kind letter and gift card, I was prompted to “pay it forward” and follow his example by using the card for surprise gifts for these ladies. I think AG would approve of that gesture, and I’d like to think that Willie Mae, Judy, Shirley, Ann, Carrie, Elizabeth, and Amanda will now emulate his generosity as they “pay it forward.”


Author: jayne bowers

*married with children, stepchildren, grandchildren, in-laws, ex-laws, and a host of other family members and fabulous friends *semi-retired psychology instructor at two community colleges *writer

3 thoughts on “Random Act of Kindness”

  1. Thanks so much for responding to the blog. I see that as a random act of kindness in that it perked me up and helped reinforce my belief that there are indeed positive people in the world. This particular student (the one who initiated the soap and lotion giving) often pays for people’s food who happen to be behind him at fast food drive throughs…and for people’s gas, especially those whom he perceives might need a little help. He’s inspired me to look beyond my own little sphere, and it looks like he might have done the same for you.

  2. I love Random Acts of Kindness that I am a recipient of and the ones I initiate. The world is a great place when everyone
    “pays it forward”.

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