First, I run a 1.5mile loop at a local park on my lunch. About once a week there is a man on a big tractor mower who mows the grass along the path. The mower kicks up all kinds of dust and debris into the air. Normally, he doesn't pay attention to runners or walkers and keeps right on mowing and I just try not to breathe as I run by. Yesterday, there was a new guy mowing. I did three laps, and every time I was about 50 feet from the mower he stopped and waited until I was well past him before he started mowing again. I though it was a nice gesture. Hubby thinks the guy just wanted to watch me run by. Could be. I really don't care. In my head, he was being nice and didn't want to kick up a bunch of grass in my face!
Second, last night was running group. Before the group run one of the other coaches Linda came up to me and handed me the book "Run Like A Mother"!! I was shocked! She said she had thought of me when she saw it and thought I would like to read it before I started training for my first marathon. What a sweetie! I only met Linda 4 weeks ago and have only talked to her briefly on Monday nights before the group runs. If I wasn't so emotionally stunted I probably would have teared up. What a kind thing to do. It always feels good to know someone is thinking of you. I have never even told her that I want to read that book or that it was at the top of my "To Read" list.
So yesterday made me think of what I could do to make the people in my life feel special. Random acts of kindness go a long way to making someone's day so much brighter.
I want to know if you have been treated by a random act of kindness lately. Or have you treated someone to a random act of kindness? Tell me about it.
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Grace and peace,
Grace and peace,