Kindness Fridays

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Caring gumby figuresIt’s the little acts of kindness that oftentimes have more impact than grandiose efforts. That was the case for my husband and I when we spent a few days visiting family in Arizona. Dave and Gayle (Washington State residents like us) rented a house in Lake Havasu City for the month of January; we were their guests for four nights.

At the end of each day, the coffee pot was set up for us four coffee lovers with the understanding that whoever woke first would turn on the pot so our morning caffeine jolt would be readily accessible once each of us stumbled out of our bedrooms.

But Dave took it one step further. Our first morning at their place, he woke up before the rest of us and filled each coffee mug with hot water so the coffee we eventually poured into the mug would stay warm longer.

You see, it’s the little things that make a difference in a person’s day, whether within the first ten minutes, or any point thereafter.

Kindness sets the tone.


2 thoughts on “Kindness Fridays

    Jill Weatherholt said:
    February 3, 2017 at 10:38 am

    So true, Irene. Sometimes it can take little effort to make another person feel loved. What a great idea by Dave!


      Irene Olson responded:
      February 3, 2017 at 10:52 am

      Being courteous can be a lifestyle, and should be. That doesn’t mean we walk around living three feet off the ground and out of touch with reality, it means practicing goodness and respect for others, all the time. It’s a far more enjoyable existence than being hyper-critical, as I absolutely know you are aware. It takes making conscious choices that after awhile become our normal way of being.


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