Random Acts of Kindness

Sometimes, all it takes is a phone call.

That’s all it took for me to actually change someone’s life.

Chicken Soup for the Soul:  Random Acts of Kindness is in bookstores today.  My story, Taking Action, is about the day I helped someone get a job by simply making a phone call.  It cost me nothing…but changed a life.  Sometimes, that’s all it takes….a little action.  So get inspired, be hopeful, help that friend (or stranger!) in need.  Imagine, just imagine, if we all did one random act of kindness each day.  Oh, what a different world it would be!

9 thoughts on “Random Acts of Kindness

  1. My husband and I helped an old man stranded at a Walmart supermarket this past weekend. He had a cart full of bags and was trying to get back home to his sick wife. He’d been waiting for a taxi 3 hours and was feeling faint and trying to get into the Walmart wheelchair. That’s when we spotted him. He told us he’d had a stroke 6 months ago and wasn’t able to drive, and that he was feeling like he might have another one. He said he only lived 3.5 miles away. We sat him in the wheelchair, put his bags in our car, drove him home, unloaded the bags and brought them inside his house. He was so grateful, but we were even happier to have had the opportunity to help someone in need.
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  2. Hello Mary,

    I got the chance to read this story of Oleg the other day and it was very well written, it touched my heart and soothed my soul in a very positive way. There is tremendous happiness in making others happy despite our own situations and there is not exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.

    Wishing you the best in your writing,
    Hamza
    Saudi Arabia

      • Dear Mary,

        Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I received the story from their daily newsletter to which I subscribed more than 10 years ago – almost in June of 2006. Surely, it has the same positive impact on others who happened to read it. You are a talented writer beyond the words can ever describe and your writing style is beautiful enough to fascinate the readers.

        Have a relaxing weekend,
        Hamza

      • Thank you again for your kind words. I edited out your email address above for privacy reasons. In terms of stories, I’m working/editing three inspirational short stories — and will be posting them soon. They’re lovely (I think) and I hope you’ll like them. Thank you so much again for your encouraging comments. 🌿

      • Ok, thanks for notifying me. I’ll be waiting for the story, I really can’t wait to read them.

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