A while back, a horsewoman of my acquaintance was recounting a barn fire she had suffered several years previously. It was as terrible as you can imagine and worse. Take that as a given. The part that touched me was the aftermath.
The outpouring – cliche but there is no better word – of messages and emails was instrumental in pulling her out of the darkness and back into the light.
A stranger from another region of the country sent a bridle. Five years later, my friend still had wonder in her voice over this anonymous gesture of support.
When you are moved to do some small act of kindness, do it. Don’t talk yourself out of it. Don’t think – as I have done – that your gesture is too small to matter. You may never know how it turns out. Chances are the kindness of your act will far outweigh the material benefit.
Go forth & do good.
Random acts of kindness you have done or received?