So yesterday morning, on World Kindness Day, over coffee,
my honey and me prepared some little treasures to take with us on our kindness adventures for the day…
We packaged up three Rock My World rocks in little bags with a Rock My World tag attached…
I printed up some World Kindness Day bookmarks…
Threw the lot into a little decorated bag and we headed out to do our usual Saturday errands with it in hand.
We made quite a few stops along the way.
First up was the pet supply shop.
While David made a return there, I handed out the little bags to people saying “Did you know that today was World Kindness Day ?” and offering them a little gift and a smile in celebration.
I even offered a few people two bags and suggested that they pass one on to someone else to spread the love.
It is kind of scary, going up to complete strangers and being extra kind.
Why is that ?
I guess we are afraid of rejection or being laughed at or something.
Anyway, I had some lovely sweet exchanges with people there, once I ignored the fear and just went for it.
Especially one young man who worked in the grooming area. When he took his bag, he really seemed happy, and he looked me right in the eye for a long moment. As we shared that look, it felt like, “hey, we both really “get” this”…
Kindness really is contagious, you know.
Some of the bags and bookmarks went at the pet supply place, others at Lowes, at the restaurant where we ate lunch, at the kiosk where I bought a new hat, and also at the Gourmet Chef shop where three of the staff people there all got a bag of Rock My World rocks, and we all shared thoughts about how easy it is to make the day better with simple kindness.
The little red bag was suddenly empty except for a couple of book marks which I stuck on the windshield of the car parked next to us at the mall.
I had brought the camera with me but it didn’t seem right to ask people to take pictures with me somehow.
That’s okay because their smiles and happy reactions to being treated with extra kindness on this day are imprinted in my memory and my heart.
And so is the comment from one lady as David and I walked away from rock giving moment…
“It is like she is spreading sunshine.”
What more could you ask for ?
Here’s to making every day World Kindness Day in any way we can !
Big Love to you, Beautiful, Kind Ones !
***By the way, I added my little Star Shine ornaments to the Etsy shop in case you wanted to add their little twinkle to the decking of the halls or give them as gifties to a shiny friend ! See the Etsy sidebar for the link...