Secret Life – Random Act of Kindness


Today’s Daily Prompt for writing a blog states:

Daily Prompt: Random Act of Kindness by Krista on December 20, 2013 Tell us about the time when you performed a secret random act of kindness — where the recipient of your kindness never found out about your good deed. How did the deed go down? Photographers, artists, poets: show us SECRET.

How do you photograph a Random Act of Kindness? It is random – meaning it was not scheduled ahead of time, it is usually spur of the moment. The person ahead of you in line is 26 cents short of having enough cash, so you put 2 quarters on the counter. You pay for the other travelers on the little ferry one day, just because. You leave your coins in the tray for the little children in the line behind you to pick up, like it is a prize. You hold open a door for someone who is taking packages into the post office, or for someone just because.You smile even if you don’t feel joy yourself. The person sitting next to you dropped something out of their pocket or left their jacket behind, so you let them know before they leave. Did you say, “Merry Christmas” because you mean it and no one hardly ever says it anymore.

Perhaps you are taking pictures in the park and you see someone pick something up for someone else who didn’t realize they dropped it … and so you take a quick snapshot.

Maybe it is just the random act of the kind heart of a child giving a great-grandmother a flower.

What has all of this to do with genealogy?

What did your ancestors do?, you parents, your aunts and uncles, your grandparents? My grandfather was known to say, “I have never met a stranger, only a friend I haven’t known before”.

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