For those who remember our Spread Kindness campaign, here's one of the best ones that recently came back to me. From reader and radio host Brent Mitchell, who met Anthony and his dog Kiki:
"Anthony is homeless. We were talking and he didn't ask me for any money. When i offered to get him some food he just asked for some food for his dog. We talked a bit about his situation. We are the same age. He had a business that got bad during the recession. He has 3 kids and when his business failed his wife took off and took the kids.
He was sober and just wanted work.
He said something that got me. He said "I've been down before, i'm down now. But i Believe that I can be more than I am now" I offered to buy Kiki some food and he cried a bit and said "Kindness is something I haven't had given to me in a while, I would have been happy with just our conversation"
I bought kiki some food and got Anthony some food and little travel band aids and deodorant etc.
The reason I'm posting this is to say that sometimes kindness and maybe just a nice word can honestly make a huge difference to someone who is carrying a load that would break your back.
After I got him his things and dropped him off he said "Thanks, you have no idea how much this helps.
I often am very judgmental about people. That should be something I work on.
To wrap this post up I just want to say do one kind thing for someone this week, just one kind thing. It just might make someone who has lost faith in life feel a little better for a little while and maybe it creates a ripple and maybe that ripple washes up on someone you love.
so thanks for inspiring me and in turn that helped Anthony who in turn may help some else."
What else can I say? I love my readers!