No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted

@ersmommy1 (12605)
United States
December 3, 2008 3:02pm CST
It is a quote from Aesop. What is the last act of kindness you performed for someone else? It's the season where people consider this sort of thing. I have gotten togerther clothing and food for the homeless. My husband has helped our elderly neighbor who broke his hip take down his rash for months. My daughter at 5 has gotten together her unused toys for the local childrens home. Have you ever done a completely random act of kindness for someone, without them knowing or finding out it was you?
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@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
5 Dec 08
Last kind thing I have done is donate a small amount of money to a charity online that helps give children a Christmas. It wasn't larger enough to even mention or be proud of. I also donated food for the food drives several times. You are teaching your daughter to be giving and caring that is good.
• United States
4 Dec 08
Andocles and the lion, right? I try to do kind things for people, but I'm not often sneaky enough to do any such thing without them knowing about it.
@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
4 Dec 08
Amen to that. It should not matter what you do to help others. It can be big or small and it is still a good way to show others that someone cares for them and is willing to help. I do random acts of kindness. I do not recall if any of them never knew it was me though.
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
3 Dec 08
Me? I have never done a kind thing in my life. I am actually quite an unpleasant person. Some people don't agree with me on that, but I think they are just trying to be nice.
@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
3 Dec 08
I have no idea. I go by the theory that we do not have to remember our acts of kindness. I did get my husband who cannot walk that well, his coffee, but I did not think that would be considered as such, and I do sweep the floor so he does not trip over anything. But as for the specific acts of kindness, I cannot pinpoint one thing recently. It is just comes natural to me to do nice things without thinking about it.
@cynthiann (18637)
• Jamaica
3 Dec 08
Congratulations on showing your daughter how to live with the understanding that we are to help other people. Yes, I have done random acts of kindness that I do not like anyone knowing that it was me. I prefer to do things quietly and not to draw attention to myself. sometimes, in Church, I see people boasting about what they do - I think that this is so wrong. This is not just helping a neighbour but helping someone that you don't even know. You are a wondeful family and I wish you every happiness this Christmas