Small acts of kindness, huge benefit
The 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
4 thoughts on “Small acts of kindness, huge benefit”
June 27, 2016 at 3:17 pm
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February 20, 2016 at 3:51 pm
I love this, Irene, and it’s so true! I hope you’re feeling better. ❤
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.
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February 20, 2016 at 4:01 pm
Oh yes, I learned that in my early 20’s. Glad you’re feeling better. 🙂