Lately I haven’t been as good at practicing what I preach, I’m not sure why! So I’ve been making more of a conscious effort to sprinkle more kindness into my daily life. Being kind doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Here is an example.
Two weeks ago, I was walking our chihuahua Pinky and a woman came by in her car asking me if I’ve seen a daschund (those tiny hot dog looking dogs). I said no but asked her what block she lived on just in case I saw him (his name was Max).
After Pinky and I finished our walk I decided to drop him off and walk around the block again one more time since I had 20 minutes to spare. Less then five minutes later, I had found Max!
Max was so cute. I was walking around and I heard a bark. I looked to my right and there he was on one of my neighbor’s yards! I slowly approached him and he barked again. So instead I bended down with my hand out for him to sniff from a safe distance. He came closer, smelled my hand, and let me pet him. He didn’t seem upset anymore so I picked him up and started caring him to where his owner said she was. He was really heavy for a daschund and it was even harder to carry him since he wouldn’t stop licking my face (he warmed up to me really quickly!).
So when I get to the right block I see his owner yelling for him. I wave my free hand in the air and she comes running over. She explained to me that her kid left the door open and little Max escaped because he hadn’t gone out for his walk as he usually would have by that time (I guess he decided to walk himself?!). She was so grateful to have him back home.
There you go! I imagined how heart broken I would have been if Pinky or Xiomy were missing so with my spare time I went to help the neighbor. Being kind to others doesn’t mean you have to volunteer an obscene amount of hours every week, some times a few minutes is all you really need.
What random acts of kindness have you done lately?
Kindness is the best accessory,