When you stop to think about it, the compassion we show to people around us is what truly beautifies this world. Being kind is the most satisfying quality a person can have, whether it’s the smile we give to a neighbor or someone who is down or the extra effort we make to aid someone in need.
A man named Chris, his wife Tara, and their two children were traveling when they noticed an elderly man mowing the grass. Chris pulled over and offered a helping hand because he thought it would be difficult to perform such an action at such advanced age. He went outside and offered to cut the grass. The elderly man was taken aback, but he gratefully accepted the assistance.
Tara and her children, who are probably still too young to fully appreciate how much the elderly guy valued their father’s deed, were proud of Chris at that precise time.
“My husband is my favorite person for a lot of reasons, but one of them is his thoughtfulness. Chris gave me the go-ahead to head home, and he promised to pick me up when I got back after picking up our kids today. Even though I didn’t understand what was going on, I was aware of Chris’ plan. He had gone inside a flower shop and bought some flowers for me. It did work out. I was delighted and pleasantly surprised by the thoughtful gift,” Tara stated.
Tara hopes that her boys would grow up to be nice people like their father, who teaches them the proper values by setting an example for them.
Most of the time, showing kindness doesn’t take much work, but it still means a lot to the recipient. And as the saying goes, “When given the choice between being right or being kind, always choose kindness.”
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