Friday, March 11, 2011

A Simple Act Of Kindness

   An eye witness account from New York
 City, on a cold day in December 
 some years ago: A little boy, about 10-years-old, 
was standing before a shoe store on the
 roadway, barefooted, peering through the window, 
and shivering with cold.
   A lady approached the young boy and said,
  'My, but you're in such deep thought staring in that window!'
 'I was asking God to give me a pair of
 shoes' was the boy's reply.
   The lady took him by the hand, went into
  the store, and asked the clerk to get 
half a dozen pairs of socks for the boy. 
She then asked if he could give her a 
basin of water and a towel. He quickly brought them to her.
 She took the little fellow to the back
 part of the store and, removing her gloves, knelt down, 
washed his little feet, and dried them with the towel. 
 By this time, the clerk had returned with
 the socks. Placing a pair upon the boy's feet, she purchased him a pair of shoes.  
She tied up the remaining pairs of socks
 and gave them to him, she patted him on the head and 
said, 'No doubt, you will be more comfortable now.'
   As she turned to go, the astonished kid
 caught her by the hand, and looking up into her face, with 
tears in his eyes, asked her.
  'Are you God's wife?'

I'm always touched by stories like this.  
A simple act of kindness . . .  
It doesn't take much 
to have an impact on someones life.  
Look around, be aware, make a difference.
Happy Friday


Peppercorns said...

Oh Duuuude, that is so beautiful! I love stories of acts of kindness too.

You are so right, an act of kindness doesn't have to be a big thing, just a smile, saying hello, and holding the door for someone are all easy acts of kindness. You never know when just a small act is exactly what someone needs at that moment. ♥♥♥

VintageEmbellishment said...

Thanks Dude :)

In this world where so many want the government to take care of everything and everyone it is wonderful to hear about someone feeling a personal sense of responsibility to take care of another's problem...I love it when someone says "I am my brother's keeper" and then act on it!

goodgosh said...

Ah, nice story, thanks! :)