Thoughts 1: Show Me It’s Not True

I have a tendency to give a little too much, it actually irritates my partner. I know that it is weird to say something like that, but I literally cannot control wanting to help and give to others. I get so much enjoyment out of it that I am willing to sacrifice beyond my own means. I am the kind of person that would give my last granola bar even if it meant I would go hungry.

I don’t usually talk about when or how I give to people because it is something that I do for myself.

However, today something very interesting happened to me. I noticed a homeless family, a mother and her two young kids (they were between the ages of 3-6), sitting outside near the coffee shop I frequent. I felt like I needed to give those kids some food and their mother. I asked the barista if they had anything for kids, so she gave me these healthy-organic-fruit-things. In addition, I grabbed a few turkey sandwiches. She asked me why I wanted so many healthy-organic-fruit-things so I quickly mumbled, “they are for the family outside.”

Instantly, she said “you are so nice, it is rare that people do things like that for others.”

I looked at her and said, “naw, that’s not true.”

That is not true, it cannot be true. So, I was thinking today about how I wanted to hear about those stories. I want to hear about the kind gestures that people do for others. I know in my heart there are people just like me, who love to give. Please tell me and share with me your acts of kindness, so we can show people there are LOTS of people who helps others. Comment, email, or Instagram me. I want to hear all about your gestures– it can be from opening a door for someone, to giving someone a penny.