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Thankful Thursday: Acts of Kindness

by Trish on June 2, 2011 · 7 comments

in Daily Life, Reflections

This week I have been incredibly grateful for acts of kindness that have been done for me. Even a simple gesture of understanding can be so powerful.

For instance, I got a call Tuesday morning that my son’s TSS was sick and wouldn’t be at school that day. I brought Michael to school prepared to walk him up to the classroom to help him get settled and hopefully avoid any meltdowns that might occur during the transition to the school day.

When we arrived at school, I was surprised to find his case manager waiting at the door for him to do that very thing! It was such a thoughtful gesture and really started my day off on a good note. :)

Later that same day, I went to the periodontist for a surgical procedure. Upon arriving, I was greeted at the desk by the nurse, who took me back to the room immediately and started out by letting me know that they already had my prescriptions written out and that they were all for liquid medicines.

Again, this is such a small detail, but it made me feel so cared for not to have to make the request, explain why it is needed and then remind them again later to make sure they were done correctly. It was nice to have one less thing to worry about!

So, if you are ever wondering whether that small gesture of kindness would really matter, be assured that you never know the impact it will have on someone. As a friend of mine likes to quote from Plato, “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”

This month, Thankful Thursday is being hosted by Grace Alone….

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