BEING KIND IN AN UNKIND WORLD
Various Ways of Doing Nice Things
For Random People
B. S. Johnson
Copyright 2012 B.S. Johnson
When someone does something for you, whether it be something as simple as holding a door open, or something much more significant, such as stopping when you are on the side of the road because you so foolishly forgot to put gas in your car, you remember it, right? Of course you do. You probably think to yourself, “Wow, what a nice man”, or “That lady didn’t have to stop, yet she did”. Well, imagine what that man or lady felt like. It may not have been instant gratification, or maybe it was. Doing things for other people, big or small, is a great feeling. Sometimes we get instant gratification, and it instantly lifts our own mood. Other times, it’s just part of who we are, and some people need that feeling to keep going in their day-to-day lives. I do these things because it makes me feel good as a person. Also, because I long for those “Mayberry” type, good old days, and I suppose I think that if I live like we’re still there, maybe they will eventually turn into them!