Day 23 – Acts of kindness 

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted” – Aesop

Simple acts of kindness can make someone’s day. I know they make mine better. I have had the opportunity to be the recipient of some this past week with people wishing me happy birthday, coffees, homemade goodies, smiles and hugs. It truly made me happy. 

I love doing simple acts of kindness. I smile and say hello to people at work. I pay it forward when someone pays for my coffee. I pay the toll of the person behind me. I give kindness to my patients and their families by listening when they need someone to hear their story. I have been asked, “how can you smile and be so kind/nice constantly?”. My answer is because it’s kind. Kindness costs me little to nothing but can mean a great difference to someone else’to see that humanity is not cold and uncaring. 

I feel I get more out of being kind then the receiver does. It lets me show appreciation and love to this world that I still live in. It allows me the gift of giving love. I know that I gave and received love and kindness from Zachary every moment I could.  I hope that everyone can experience kindness and love as I did with every hug, smile and kiss he gave me. 

Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” I hope that it is never too late but for today I will show love because you never know who needs it and how long you have to give it. 

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