Small Acts of Kindness
For our monthly service project, we were given $100 to brighten someone’s day. I chose to pick up the check for a family out to eat and send nonperishable goods to Houston to help with the relief effort.
On a Saturday afternoon, I visited an Eat n Park to partake in the soup and salad bar. I also ended up getting a Superburger… but enough about me. There was a mother and two young children sitting in a booth that I passed numerous times on the way to replenish my plate from the salad bar. The young boys seemed to be having a good time coloring, laughing, and even dancing around the area by their booth (their mother did not seem as amused as I did). On the way out, I was lucky enough to receive a high five from one of the boys, which was icing on the cake. I ended up picking up the check for them.
In trying to decide what to do with the remaining money, I consulted with my sister – who happens to be one of the most caring people in the world and puts up with me for unknown reasons. She informed that Monte Cello’s Restaurant was collecting nonperishable goods for the relief effort in Houston. They struck a deal with a friend who owns a trucking company in Butler to fill up a tractor-trailer and deliver it to a fire company in Texas. After watching the devastating damage on the news, I decided that I would buy some supplies to send on the truck. Water, canned goods, clothes, cleaning supplies, and pet food were among the items that we dropped off at the restaurant.
Such small things we take for granted can be monumental for others. Small acts of kindness can go a long way and helping others is something that we should all try to practice on a daily basis.