December 20, 2012

Acts of Kindness

Several times this week I have started to write a new post.  Each time the subject seemed so insignificant when I think of the events of the past week.
There's one thing that I wanted to share with you today.  I was reading about Anne Curry's (NBC) suggestion that we all perform 26 acts of kindness to honor the victims in last week's tragic shootings.  I love this idea! 
Yesterday I was in a Goodwill store and struck up a conversation with a lady who was buying two Nordic Ware cake pans.  I was telling her how I use them for my pound cakes.  She mentioned that she didn't think she had enough money to get both of them.   Without giving it a second thought, I offered to help her out if she didn't.  It turned out that she had enough to cover it but the feeling I had when I left that store was wonderful.  As my dear mom used to say, "I was proud as a peacock".  I'm thinking I'll take Anne's challenge a little further and perform at least one random act of kindness for every day in 2013.  What do you think?
This is Melinda.  I meet her last week when I was in Williamsburg with my sister and a friend.  She was napping in the gift shop of one of my favorite restaurants.  You can see that she takes her job as mascot very seriously.
I hope you all have a peaceful and joyous holiday season with your loved ones.


  1. Random acts of kindness sounds brilliant. It never fails to amaze us how being kind can make you feel so good. Nice one! Have a terrific Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. Dear Sharon...
    That lady in the Goodwill store learned about you what many of us already know...you have a heart as big as the moon! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas holiday, my friend. Hugs to you and the girls.
    Donna and Tag

  3. I did that yesterday, I was at the store and I saw a little boy who was buying a basketball, he didn't have enough to pay the sales tax so I paid it for him

    it made me feel good and I think I'll keep it up too

    Merry Christmas

  4. I LOVE that you reached out! That does sound like something exciting to do in the New Year...not sure about everyday!
    Merry Christmas.

  5. What a wonderful idea, and I had not heard of it. Thank you so much for telling us all about the random acts of kindness in honor of the poor souls who left us last week. Merry Christmas!

  6. That Ann Curry! What a mistake NBC made! I do that occasionally as well Sharon. Maybe 2013 is the year to go all out! Merry Christmas to you, your family and your doggies! xxoo LVL and The Herbal Husband

  7. I agree with the above comment, what a mistake NBC made. At first I thought I don't get out enough to perform so many acts of kindness, but then I thought I have my dogs and my husband right here, and in the summer I rescue lizards and other small critters that get stuck or chased by the dogs. So I guess there are many ways to do this. To just keep it in mind, I believe is the most important thing of all. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  8. I agree completely with Inger and Nancy! Ann Curry is tops and I couldn't even watch the Today show for several weeks after they let her go.

    To all my blogging buddies: Let the kind acts begin!

  9. Yes, acting with kindness becomes addictive.... my, how the world needs kindness. Thank you for a lovely post.

  10. Sharon, I love your header! Blessed Christmas to you. Linda