“A little bit of positivity for you.
Yesterday when leaving Walmart, Ryleigh noticed people were not returning shopping carts and how they were scattered everywhere throughout the parking lot. It ‘irritated’ her that people weren’t following the rules or being kind.
She spotted CJ grabbing shopping carts and putting them away. Immediately, she looked at me and asked if she could help. She said, ‘That’s what we are supposed to do. We are supposed to be kind.’
So she and I started to gather carts and push them to the store. Cart after cart, she pushed them to CJ. (It’s hard work pushing a line of carts, by the way.)
After 30 minutes or so, we pushed our last cart to CJ. Ryleigh ran to high five him and we parted ways.
Today we got out at Walmart and Ryleigh spotted a cart pushed on the curb. She immediately grabbed it and pushed it to the store, where she spotted her new friend working hard again.
A little while later while browsing the toys, CJ walks up and hands Ryleigh a thank you card with $20. After reading the card, she went around the aisle to hug him. Oh, my heart.
Thank you CJ for the card. It truly meant alot! Ryleigh put the card on her dresser so it would remind her to always be kind. You now have a new friend with her.
I challenge everyone, to be kind today to someone today. Do a random act of kindness, just because.”
Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change. —Bob Kerrey
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