Small acts of kindness, huge benefit

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Sick woman in bedThe other day I showed up ten minutes before my local pharmacy opened, wanting to be sure to get immediate assistance when I brought in a prescription to be filled.

Three extraordinary – yet small – things happened at that early hour when I was feeling less than able to even stand while I waited for the pharmacy gate to open.

  1. A store clerk that was doing some pricing procedures in the main part of the store in front of the pharmacy greeted me, asked how I was doing, and when I responded, “Not so great, actually” offered to help me to the pharmacy bench.
  2. Then the pharmacist opened the pharmacy early, 8:55 am, and told me my prescription would be ready in 10 minutes. I then left the pharmacy to go to the women’s room and as I was walking back, the third kindness occurred.
  3. The store clerk who had greeted me upon my arrival in the pharmacy area took the time to find me at a different area of the store to let me know my prescription was ready.

Big deal, such small courtesies are hardly worth writing a blog piece about, right?

Wrong, they lightened my burden and jump-started my day.

Don’t ever feel your efforts won’t make a difference.

They do, and they have.

 

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4 thoughts on “Small acts of kindness, huge benefit

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    Jill Weatherholt said:
    February 20, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    I love this, Irene, and it’s so true! I hope you’re feeling better. ❤

      boomer98053 responded:
      February 20, 2016 at 3:56 pm

      Today’s experience of life is far better than that of Wednesday and Thursday. After a downturn in health, we realize how wonderful optimum health can be. Certainly a reminder to appreciate the latter. Thanks Jill.

        Jill Weatherholt said:
        February 20, 2016 at 4:01 pm

        Oh yes, I learned that in my early 20’s. Glad you’re feeling better. 🙂

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