I received an email from my mom yesterday saying how much she misses my Thankful Thursday posts. Life has been so hectic...I seem to start typing a post, but never get around to finishing it! I finally sat still long enough to finish one, so this one's for Roo!
Last night, Ben and I were walking the dog and chatting (actually I was venting about my crappy day at work). After discussing the death of Sherman Hemsley from "The Jeffersons" and the fact that Sharon Osbourne is leaving "America's Got Talent", the topic shifted to how Christian Bale went to visit the Colorado shooting victims.
Ben commented that "it must be nice to have the time and money to go do something nice for others". I realized, I felt the same way. Random acts of kindness! Granted, Christian Bale wasn't exactly walking down the street putting coins in parking meters that had expired, but he took time out of his life to reach out to others and he made a difference.
You always hear stories about a mom at the grocery store struggling with her fussy baby or cranky toddler, and how the person in line next to her buys her groceries for her, or the young couple out to dinner who find out at the end of the meal that a kind older couple already paid for their dinner or the server who was given a huge tip for no reason.
Don't you just love random acts of kindness?
That's what I'm thankful for this week. Not only the people who reach out to others, but the fact that no matter how tight things get, no matter how frustrated we are, Ben and I are still inspired to do our part. I just wish we could do more.
I look forward to the day when I can buy some poor woman a load of groceries, or leave a $100 tip for a server who could probably use it.