I love reading stories about people who right a wrong. Today there was this great story about a thief who took 4 gold rings and returned them 15 years later. No matter how much time has passed, these sentimental items are still treasured by the family who owned them. Of course they are thrilled to have them back. And as for the thief? I’m sure that it feels a bit better to know that they’ve started 2013 with a little better karma. Stories like this remind me that it’s never too late to make a change.
Here’s another great story about a pregnant woman who was treated to a delicious meal at a Red Robin restaurant. I would totally go to Red Robin just because of this story! I love that they found a way to make someone a little happier. My husband and I have done things like this before……if there’s a restaurant we love to visit and we get to know the people there, we’ve taken the waitress flowers or left a huge tip. It’s such an easy thing to do but the feeling it gives is awesome!
I like to give people the benefit of the doubt. It’s probably one of my strongest personality traits in teaching. I want to believe that every student can, and will, succeed. I try my best to help them get there. I believe in second chances. If my students make a mistake today, there’s always tomorrow to start over with a clean slate. Surely giving back those rings makes the day a little brighter for the person who took a little time to make someone smile. Whether you’re doing #26Acts of kindness or just being a good citizen, it’s always a good time to do the right thing. It doesn’t have to cost a penny to brighten someone’s day.
Have you read any good stories lately? I’d love to hear! Link up to one of your best blog posts or a story you read. Let’s share the warm and fuzzies today!