10 Ways to Share Kindness Today

Yesterday, I had the most beautiful afternoon. I headed to the 2nd Street Market, here in Dayton, on a mission to purchase a new bottle of olive oil for a homemade pizza dough.

While I was there, I got distracted by the sights and smells of different food stands, from Mediterranean cuisine to French desserts. I decided to treat myself to a crepe from Crepe Boheme. It was called the White Russian, made with white chocolate, raspberries, and cinnamon. My goodness, was it delicious! Such a delightful treat!

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Right across from the crepe stand was a flower stand. Naturally, while waiting for my crepe, I perused the stand. After eating my treat, I went back and picked a bunch of sunflowers to brighten up the home. When I was checking out, I had a nice chat with the vendor about Independence Day weekend. When he was all finished wrapping my flowers, he placed a single red rose within my bunch of bright yellow sunflowers.

“And here – a rose for you,” he said. “I hope you have a wonderful day.”

Such a small gesture that completely brightened my day! It made me smile, it made me laugh, and it, quite literally, made me stop and smell the roses for a moment. Having someone treat me with such kindness yesterday made me remember how important it is to treat others with the same kindness as often as possible.

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Inspired by yesterday’s events, today, I’m sharing a few ways we can all be a little kinder.

Share a smile with a passing stranger

Hold the door for someone

Pay if forward at your favorite coffee spot

Do something with a friend thatΒ theyΒ enjoy

Wish someone well

Share gratitude with a loved one

Bring treats to share at the office

Take care of a chore that your roommate hates to do

Give someone a compliment

Say thank you

 

I hope you have a wonderful day and a relaxing, safe 4th of July weekend!Β 

What are ways you like to share a little kindness?

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4 thoughts on “10 Ways to Share Kindness Today

  1. What a beautiful and simple reminder to remember to give instead of expecting to get. Your afternoon sounded lovely. It’s the little things that make life so precious. Thanks for sharing!

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