From there, I went to the tire store where I had purchased a tire in May, knowing it would be covered if it was the one I had purchased from them. It was not, however, it was repairable and they were kind enough to fix it, for no cost. Another moment of inner gratitude. And, inner gratitude does nothing, without sharing. So, of course, I thanked the young man and expressed my appreciation for his kindness.
Showing gratitude for someone's kindness toward you, and paying it forward to another, is a good standard for anyone's life. If we pay attention, I think most days an opportunity will be given, to be kind ... whether it be kind words, actions, or deeds.
As the weekend ensued, I was able to show kindness, and be helpful to a few people myself. It's always heart-warming to be able to help, and not expect something in return.
"Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might
be the only sunshine he sees all day." ~H. Jackson Brown
“There is no such thing as can’t.” ~Christopher Reeve
My mother used to tell me, "Can't never did anything!" ~nr lenz
"Never miss an opportunity to make others happy, even if you have to leave them alone in order to do it."
"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." ~Leo Buscaglia
"Love someone who doesn't deserve it." ~Author Unknown