“During my second year of nursing school our professor gave us a quiz. I breezed through the questions until I read the last one: “What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?” Surely this was a joke. I had seen the cleaning woman several times, but how would I know her name? I handed in my paper, leaving the last question blank. Before the class ended, one student asked if the last question would count toward our grade. “Absolutely,” the professor said. “In your careers, you will meet many people. All are significant. They deserve your attention and care, even if all you do is smile and say hello.” I’ve never forgotten that lesson. I also learned her name was Dorothy.” ~Joann C. Jones
Having been the beneficiary of so much kindness lately, which I will be writing about for tomorrow, today, I found this lovely story which I wanted to share. Kindness can be as simple as a smile or a compliment to a friend or stranger. Boosting someone up to tell them what you think they are good at, can spark something in a person that can literally change their course, or in that moment give them warmth of knowing someone thinks they are special. Today, if you think of doing something nice for someone, go ahead and do it…don’t overthink it, just do it.
By giving kindness to someone, anyone, you can surely help make it their new favorite day and there is a very good chance it will make it your new favorite day as well.