October 8, 2010

Pass it On!


While shopping at the grocery store today and pushing my cart down the aisle.... 
I noticed a woman who was trying to balance several items in her arms.
You know those days when you're just going in for milk and don't need a cart! 
Just when they were all about to fall... I offered her my cart
 ... and told her I could get another one.
Her face lit up with a beautiful smile of gratitude
and in that moment my heart felt full.

Later as I was walking to my car with my purchases
....a young man who worked at the store came out to collect the carts
...as I opened my trunk he came over
and asked if he could help unload my bags.
Once again my heart felt warm...
but this time I was the one feeling gratitude!
Don't you just love how that happens?

30 comments:

vivian said...

great post Carrie!
hugs
viv

Heather said...

So true! Great post! :-)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I love doing that, being kind warms my heart.

Blondie's Journal said...

You did a great thing and just knowing that was the reward!

XO,
Janie

Sherri B. said...

Thank you for sharing your experience. I have been blessed many times by taking part in this loving give and take.

Naturally Carol said...

My sentiments exactly, i love the things you shared, it feels great to give and then to be on the receiving end too. Thank you for becoming a 'follower' on my blog,Carrie, the other day. We have lots in common. I have 5 kids between the ages of 22 and 32 and like the same things you do! I have just become a 'follower' on your site. Sorry this is so long.

Leslie said...

that is awesome carrie. great moral to the story.
have a great weekend

Country Dreaming said...

Great job!
I wish we saw more of this around the world.
Moments like these make a person's
day!
Have a wonderful weekend.

Melinda

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Kindness grows kindness!!
Have a lovely weekend!
Warmly,
deb :)

GardenofDaisies said...

What a very sweet thing to do. What a wonderful world this would be if we all remembered to look for ways to be kind, every day.

Debbie said...

Thank you for sharing this. If more of us would step out of our own focus and reach out to others in a kind way, this world would become a bit more friendlier.

Ann Nichols said...

Reminds me of the old saying "What goes around comes around..." or the even older saying by Wisdom Himself, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you!!" Such a lovely post! May all your days be filled with such nice moments!
Ann
P.S. I'd love to have you join me at my history blog - It's about St. Nicholas!

Florence and Mary said...

Lovely posts, small actions make such a difference,

Victoria xx

RosieP said...

Lovely post, and so very true what they say, you reap what you sow.

Hugs RosieP x

Just a little something from Judy said...

Yes, I love how this happens. I think it is why we are here in this world. Little things really do make a difference. I am still remembering the checkout girl's warm caring smile last week. Good and important post.

Creative Breathing said...

Wonderful Carrie! E

Deb said...

one good deed leads to another...very nice post

Deborah said...

Oh I DO love when that happens! Connection of the human spirit. Having a stranger say I SEE YOU! YOU MATTER TO ME. I have a strange habit I cannot break, of blurting out to beautiful girls or women in the mall YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL! OOoooo or tell a pregnant woman how adorable she looks! Ah, life is good. Happy Saturday, my friend! **kisskiss** Deb

Cindy - Letters From Midlife said...

What goes around, comes around, as they say. Thanks for this good reminder that any kind deed, no matter how small, makes a big difference.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

A great post, Carrie, thoughtful, kind, sweet and above all true!
Hope your weekend is lovely so far. xx

June said...

Passing on a kindness is such a wonderful gift to give.
Great post!

kayce hughes said...

Yes. thanks for reminding me!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

you are so sweet and it does spread! Now, I am hungry for your treats in the post below. They look yummy!

Kathy said...

A sweet post ...full of truth.
Kindness always comes back once given.
Love your blog...happy and yummy!
Enjoyed visiting...
Weekend Happiness to you,
xoxo~Kathy @
Swet Up-North Mornings...

Stop over anytime!

Buttercup said...

Thanks for coming to Buttercup's. Hope you visit often. Your blog is great and I'm looking forward to visiting often. I'm calling 60 a senior. :)

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

This was wonderful. I love those random acts of kindness. It warms your heart, no matter which side of the act your on :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

Mags @ the Other Side of 50 said...

I haven't had a very cozy day, but you've just turned it into one.

Lovely post Carrie.

Diane said...

What a great day that was! oxox, Diane

ATTIC CLUTTER said...

Oh Carrie
its those small things that mean so much I agree(:)
hugs,Patty

Debbie@Nanas Sweet Dreams and Memories said...

Lovely...you are so kind.

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