Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Random Acts of Kindness

You never know how much a small act means to someone else. Today had been a long full day. To top it off, it is a busy week on the Monterey Peninsula, one that causes nightmare traffic for us. It is the week of the Concours d' Elegance and Concourso Italiano. It is a weekend that most locals buy our groceries early and hunker down for the weekend at home.

Anyway, like I said, it was a long day, I worked late, and to top it off it took me 45 minutes to drive what is normally a 15-20 commute. I got home tired, hungry and just wanting to get into my jammies. On my drive home I was remembering that I was going to have to park my car way to the side in my driveway so that I could pull the trash cans up from the curb. Much to my surprise, when I drove into my driveway, I saw that my neighbor had put my trashcans up in the driveway for me today. What was probably a small gesture to my neighbor meant so much to me. It really made my day. It reminded me that you just never know what an act of kindness means to someone else. I think I will make a concerted effort to do something really nice for someone else tomorrow.

I pulled my stitching out, but was too tired to comprehend any of the instructions on my tea cosy for the fancy stitches. Perhaps it would be best if I just save the project for when I am hunkered down this weekend...


April Mechelle said...

You and Liesl hunker down and get lots of stitching doen this weekend. While you are at it send my some of that cool temps to Alabama. 102 here yesterday.

Littlebit said...

I love nothing better than a chilly evening to curl up and stitch. What a sweet thing for your neighbor to do.