Friday, June 4, 2010

Shopping Cart - Random Act of Kindness.

I know I have been away from the blogging world for awhile, but at work we have been in the middle of wedding season....oh my.  Over at Kelley's Corner, Kelley is asking us to share ideas for Random Acts of Kindness.  What could be better in life than sharing a little time to help someone out?  It doesn't have to be a huge thing.  One of my favorite parables in the Bible is the story of the Good Samaritan, and although that has a lot of lessons, it's basic principle is to help your neighbor.

Because my parents are my grandparents, I find myself very compassionate for the elderly or older citizens.  They are the members of one of our greatest generations. The more you hang out with elderly, the more you will probably learn, despite how times have changed, we still have a lot in common.

Because I am always shopping (to my bank account's demise), I usually try to make it a point to walk by the handicap spots/area.  If my timing is right, I usually can help a couple or older person by taking their shopping cart back into the store so they don't have to worry about it.  In the store, I am always surprised how many older people are in the store in the automated shopping carts.  I always ask them if there is anything I could help them find.

It is a small act of kindness, but I know from my parents experience shopping is not as easy as it once was and the small things are what can be difficult now.  By observing your surroundings and being an active participant in your surroundings, you could change a person's day.

I used to cry when I saw this comercial, but it says it better than my words.


  1. what a nice post. very sweet thinking. this is what the world needs more of. thinking of others instead of self.

  2. What a sweet post. Thank you for sharing and I loved the commercial too!

  3. my school was so inspired that they begin a pay it forward campaign

  4. A super great post...Trying to catch up some blog reading...and love these random of my favorite things to do....
    Love your blog..
    Hope you will stop by for a visit. I have a guest post from my son this weekend...