Michelle from Mws R Writings created this award as a means for us to share with each other random acts of kindness that have touched our lives or those around us. Thank you Michelle for doing this! 😊
The Random Acts Of Kindness Award rules:
- Tell who you nominate and why.
- Copy and share the picture that shows the award, posted above.
- Share a paragraph of something that impacted your own life in the way of receiving kindness or how you extended kindness to someone else.
- Nominate anyone or share to your own page. If you so choose to Participate. Tag or pingback to the original person who nominated you, or the original post.
For this award, I would like to nominate:
(Everyone else I would nominate was already nominated.)
A random act of kindness is something that is done for someone other than yourself without selfish gain being the reason for doing said act.
I’m going to do this a little differently (I hope that’s okay Stuart 💕), here is a post I did last year…
I try to be a pineapple 🍍. I’m working on standing tall and being sweet just comes natural to me. “You’re too nice!” and “You gotta grow a thick skin!” are two phrases I dislike being told. Why can’t everyone just be sweet? After living in “flyover country” for way too many years, I finally got to move back to a BIG city that I LOVE. To my surprise, people sure aren’t as sweet here. I’m actually shocked when I see someone smile back at me, hold the door open for me or show me the same compassion I show them. Don’t even get me started on the crazy driving!!! It’s like a race track out there and you will get hit! Just sitting at a red light, YOU WILL GET HIT. Has happened to me twice. No lie.
I find myself missing the slow pace we had out in the country, the pick-up trucks, country music on the radio, Cowboys who tilt their hats as they smile and hold the door open for a lady. This “fend for yourself” and “attack or be attacked” way of life here is just… shocking. Still, I look for the sweetness and I can find it. I see it in the sweet boy at the grocery store who bags the groceries with a smile and always wants to chat with me. I see it in my sweet new neighbor who surprised me with dinner at my door out of the blue one night. I see it in the nice neighbor who came over to help change my car battery. If we keep looking, we will see the sweetness in the world. We can’t let bitter/unhappy people make us bitter/unhappy. I refuse to let people change me. I am who I am and I will always try my best to be a good pineapple.
Amazed By His Grace,
Vanessa, thank you so much for being so sweet and kind through your words and prayers. Your friendship means the world to me! 😊 Please do not feel obligated to participate. I just want you to know how much I appreciate you, your blog and your kindness!
Amazed By His Grace,