“I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.” - William Penn, was a great English entrepreneur & philosopher.
Where ever I have lived and no matter what I may think of the area I am always respectful and kind to others. Yesterday I went food shopping. I had a few moments while the paint on a custom box dried and headed over to the neighborhood Food Lion.
Great place and newly re-done inside but I digress. As I was checking out the woman ahead of me (older than myself) was unloading her cart. I instinctively could sense she was having some difficulty. The checker kept piling the filled bags on the counter so I asked if it would be OK for me to load her cart? She stared at me dumbfounded as her brain tried to catch up. She smiled and agreed. I loaded her cart, said our thank you’s and off she went.
Now why would I do this? I believe kindness is never wasted and it is like a cold easily spread. People need showing it is OK. I thought of my mom when she would head off to the market with sore arthritic hands and wondered if someone was kind to her when I was not there to help? If there was I just paid it forward for them.
I am selling my home and I am not going to be back in the area again. I like to think I helped this wonderful little town with my random acts of kindness though I will never be sure.
House for sale by owner at 383 Hawthorne Road in Historic Elkin NC.
Great place to buy some delicious vino, folks.