If you've been around for a while, you've probably heard this story, but I tell it again and again every year because it had such a profound impact on me and my view of the world, and today is #NationalRnadomActsOfKindnessDay so here we go again.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
One day, my mom was having a really awful day; there was a lot going on in her life and on that day, her shoulders were heavy with the weight of it all. A woman she did not know, asked her for the time. My mom glanced at her watch and told the woman what she needed to know. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What the woman did next was so simple, so kind, and yet, it completely turned my mom's day around. She thanked my mom and said to her "You know, you're the most beautiful woman I've ever seen." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
She could've said anything at all or nothing at all but instead she chose to be kind and she left such an impression on my mom that she found in necessary to pass this woman's story on to her children. In a world where we can be anything, let us be kind, let us do unto our neighbors as we would have them do unto us.