I have been blown away by people’s kindness towards me lately. I think it’s very easy to feel jaded about humanity in general sometimes and to think that everyone is just looking out for themselves.
I just want to share two different stories of how people have shown me kindness lately…
1. A woman at the gym I workout at asked me how my bridal shower was a few weeks ago. She also asked me if I received any china. I told her that the shower was amazing and that I didn’t receive any china. I showed her a few pictures and then went on my merry way.
She came up to me at the gym this morning and said “I want to give you my mother’s china set.” I was like what?! She explained that she already has two sets of china and that she wants me to have her mother’s set. I’m sure that every time Jimmy and I eat off of the china I will remember the wonderful woman at the gym who gave it to us because she wanted us to have it. I can’t wait to share that story with every guest that uses our china.
2. Jimmy and I went to Bed Bath and Beyond yesterday to use gift cards that we received for my bridal shower. We bought some things we know we will need in less than a month… a garbage can, shower curtain and liner, cutting board, utensil holder, toilet bowl brush, mop and bucket, etc.
We were standing in the checkout line in front of a woman and I felt her watching us as we began to check out. She asked us if we had any coupons and I told her that we had one for 20% off an item. She said “Do you have one for 20% off of everything?” and pushed her coupon towards me.
Again, I was like what?! My mouth dropped open because we honestly had a lot of stuff and 20% off of everything made a huge difference in the price of everything we bought. She told me that she had a ton of the coupons and proceeded to ask us about our wedding and wish us the best in the future. Wow. We ended up saving $46 because of the coupon she gave us. We only had to pay around $21 for a lot of household necessities because of the generosity and kindness of people who gave us gift cards and the woman who gave us the 20% off coupon. Amazing.
Have I ever mentioned that God is good? The awesome things that have happened to me lately have really made me aware of how I want to be as kind and giving as others have been to me!