Cold Days, Cocoa and Kindness!
This is my first blog post!
Well, it's June and where I live it's been pretty warm, which is nice after a really cold winter, which reminds me of something. Where I live in New England there are days during the winter that are SO insanely cold. Days where it's so cold that all you want to do is snuggle up in a comfy blanket by a fireplace drinking cocoa and reading a good book!
Well, a while back on one of these particularly cold days I was driving to the store (which I really didn't want to do because it was so cold) to get something (I don't remember what) and noticed that there were these workmen, a few policemen and some utility workers who were way high up working on something on the side of the road. And they looked really cold! And I thought to myself, it must suck to be them right now because it was so cold and so windy. But there they were, a couple of guys up on this telephone pole and the police down on the road trying to divert traffic. There were about eight people and I really felt badly for them having to be out there working when it was so incredibly cold.
So, me being the way that I am, I drove over to Dunkin Donuts, bought 8 hot cocoas and drove back to the work site and parked my car. I walked up to the one policeman standing by his car and he kind of looked at me like, why are you here? And I said "You guys look really cold and I felt bad for you out here working so I went to Dunkin Donuts and bought you all cocoa."
And yes, I felt kind of awkward doing all of this for these guys that I didn't even know but when I handed the policeman the trays with the cocoa he was so surprised and appreciative that it was definitely worth it! He thanked me profusely and called the other guys over to get some cocoa and then before I left he thanked me again and actually gave me a hug and for those people who know me know that I don't particularly like hugs, but it was OK, I just went with it!
I simply think it's important to do nice things for people if you can and that being kind to people is important. And if you see that someone needs help, you help them. It's really very simple.
I often think of this particular quote by Ian Maclaren, which says "Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always."
So, if anyone actually reads this blog tell me what you think about my story and share with me your stories of kindness and compassion, which is so often lacking in today's society.
Peace, Love and GiftedQuotes!