🌼🌼There is still hope🌼🌼

Sometimes my heart smile for the simplest things that most people take for granted. In a time like this when it seems like the world is filled with hate and rage, simple things like a thank you, gives me great joy.

From a very young age most of us were thought to be kind and polite to each other. As kids it came natural to us but, as we grew older our lines got crossed and that vital virtue of kindness somehow got lost or forgotten.

I recently came across this story about a total stranger being kind that I want to share it with you:

Seven Miles For Me

Leaving a store, I returned to my car only to find that I locked my keys and cell phone inside. A teenager riding his bike saw me kick a tire and say a few choice words. “What’s wrong?” he asked. I explained my situation. “But even if I could call my wife,” I said, “she can’t bring me her car key, since this is our only car.” He handed me his cell phone. “Call your wife and tell her I’m coming to get her key.” “That’s seven miles round trip.” “Don’t worry about it.” An hour later, he returned with the key. I offered him some money, but he refused. “Let’s just say I needed the exercise,” he said. Then, like a cowboy in the movies, he rode off into the sunset. –  Clarence W. Stephens Nicholasville, Kentucky. 

It’s very sad to say that not too many acts of kindness are being offered today. After I read this story from Clarence W. Stephens it made me think about my own experience, but no one came to my rescue. Sometime last year my car just decided to go dead on me at the stoplight in the middle of the road. I was on my way home from work around 7:30 in the evening but it was in the height of winter and it was freezing cold. I did everything I ucould to start the car but nothing happened. Because I couldn’t get not even the blinkers to work I got out and stood by the side of the road in the freezing cold. I stood there and waited, that’s after calling the police who later came with a tow truck. While I was standing on the side of that busy road it was amazing to me, that not one person stoped to ask are you ok or nothing. What happened instead was that they looked very annoyed that my car was just sitting there in their way slowing them down. The act of kindness is not totally lost but it is definitely not high.

Whenever I experience any act of kindness, I’m always so grateful, even if it’s as simple as someone holding a door for me, it still warms my heart. It shows me that there is still hope.

Stephens, Clarence W. “24 stories about the touching kindness of strangers that will make you tear up” The readers digest https://www.rd.com/true-stories/inspiring/kindness-strangers/

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  1. Reblogged this on INSPIRE and commented:

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  2. How true this is. I once made a challenge on Facebook. Asking people to do random act of kindness for some one of a different race and gender. Guess what happened. ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. However it didn’t stop me.

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  3. Very interesting post,though you have written about your sufferings while you stood beside your car for someone’s help.It happens only to teach us some meaningful lessons or to make us strong and enables us to be more kind and generous to people around us who are really in need.Thanks for sharing .

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    1. Great insight, I would like to think there is a lesson to be learnt from people’s inability to be kind. I guess there is because I cannot see someone needing a helping hand and turn a blind eye. Thank you again for your great input💕💕💕🌼


  4. This is so true, not many people will stop to help. Whenever I see someone stranded I always do a prayer for them. Thank you for sharing that story.

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  5. Shelly Ann, thank you so much for following White Hair Grace! We’re both doing this hoping to help others, and you are certainly doing just that! This post was especially moving. There are people out there who reach out, but on a bitter cold night? Here in Minnesota, we hope for that “Minnesota Nice,” and we get plenty of snow and freezing winds. I hope that the next time you need kindness, it will be there to welcome you!

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    1. Thank you for reading and thank you for your very kind words. You are right I have faith that I will one day have a great story to tell about my Good Samaritan story, I know there a still great people out there with kind hearts. It’s my pleasure to follow your blog and I look forward to reading your work💕💕💕💕


  6. Hi,

    I stopped by to thank you for following my blog—and I found a kindred spirit in our hope for and pursuit of kindness. So now I am following yours as well,

    Was it my Thanksgiving-ish Story—my account of kindness with strangers 10,000 feet in the air, that drew you to my blog? Regardless, I am pleased to make your virtual acquaintance and look forward to sharing other acts of kindness with you,

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  7. What a wonderful story about kindness and going the ‘extra mile’ for someone. Always keep seeking, always keep searching. it really is possibly to find internal HOPE, PEACE and Purpose that never goes away even when the world is full of nastiness and strife.

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    1. Faye thank you very much for reading, you are right the world is full of darkness but it’s left up to each and everyone of us to shine our light of kindness and love. Enjoy the rest of the holiday season and all the best for the new year 💕💕💕💕💕


  8. Hi, Thank you for reading my Spanish piece. I am old enough be your grandmother and can confirm how absolutely wonderful people can be AND HOW HORRID! Like you, I was brought up to help others – it doesn’t cost a dime, or a euro…Love makes the world go around, that’s for sure. Human nature, sadly, can be so variable but – all in all -.I’d say that kindness has the upper hand. We all have to live in hope. May you be one of the lucky ones!.

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