This week I was the recipient of a random act of kindness. I wasn’t feeling well so I stayed home from work. That right there should tell you how sick I was. In my nearly 21 year adult work history I’ve probably taken less than 10 sick days.
I got an appointment with a doctor I’d never seen before. I didn’t care. I just wanted to feel better. She was a very nice doctor. She took her time and didn’t make me feel rushed like she just wanted to get to the next patient.
Throughout the exam she made small talk about family and kids. Somehow it came up that we were thinking about taking a quick day trip to the Mall of America. She said her family had recently been there and had a blast. The exam was over and she said a nurse would be back to give me a work release and a prescription.
A minute later the doctor came back and handed me a ticket for the rides at the Mall of America. She said there was about $15 credit on it and her family wouldn’t be going back before it expired so she wanted my girls to use it.
How cool is that? What a nice gesture! Even though I was running a fever that random act of kindness made me feel a little bit better.
This experience has got me thinking about what I have that I’ll never use that I could give to someone else.
Have you ever been the recipient of a random act of kindness? Ever taken part in one yourself? Leave a comment. I’d love to hear about it.