Recognizing a Month of Kindness

This post represents a celebration of sorts, not of anything I’ve done, but what others have done. June was a difficult month for me, but along the way many people helped make it easier, though most had no idea they lent me assistance. It isn’t my intent recount the low points in my month and no one is happier about that than me. Instead, I want to take a moment to recall some of those who shined in my month.

Photo: CA Hawthorne

Photo: CA Hawthorne

How appropriate, I suppose, that I began the month with a post about my car troubles, but what’s important here were those who came through for me. There was the young stranger who jumped my car. Days later there was the neighbor who diagnosed my problem. Later still, came the daughter who helped me fix it.

Over the following weeks there’ve been others who shined bright in my rocky June. Sometimes such moments are minor for someone else, but loom large for the person in need. There were the kitten pictures that arrived in a text on a particularly dark day. Scattered throughout the month were the smiles various cashier’s shared. The daily support I receive from those at Writing Challenge has helped on so many levels. The gracious forgiveness given to this absentminded writer despite another’s trials won’t be forgotten (yes, I’m thinking of you, Jami Gold). Just a short while ago my day was eased when a nurse lent me her kind, compassionate assistance.

I hope this is all a reminder of the difference we can make in the lives of others. Let it be a valuable, positive reminder in an age too often feeling impersonal when the inbox delivers more bad news or another scam to dodge. It’s important we remember other human beings are hurting and that often we don’t know who they are. The opportunities to help make life a little better for others remain limitless.

This is my virtual hug to so many. Let’s all be limitless in our compassion. It’s priceless.

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