Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Random Act of Kindness

I was given an actual assignment for my blogging topic this week. I had to buy something for a random stranger and give it to him or her. This is kind of weird when you think back to growing up and how we were taught to not talk to strangers. Now I'm required to buy something for one? However, I was actually excited to do this. I've always wanted to perform a random act of kindness for someone. You always hear those stories of someone receiving a $100 bill or getting their groceries paid for. Obviously this wasn't as drastic, seeing as I'm a poor college student. However, I still enjoyed it just the same.

So I was at Smith's this evening. I had to pick up some stuff for a road trip I'm leaving on tomorrow (which will be my topic for next week's post). While I was there, I picked up some classic Starburst from the checkout lane. A simple task, but still out of the ordinary. As I was leaving the store, I was observing everyone around me. Who should I give it to? Who needs this? Is that kid even old enough for this candy? I left the store still holding my recently purchased Starburst. As I walked towards my car, I noticed a teenage employee collecting carts. It's a dark Wednesday night and she has to work. No fun. I approached this girl. She was a little unsure why I would need to talk to her, but she stopped walking either way. I explained how I have an assignment for school to buy something for a stranger. So I handed over the pack of Starburst and wished her a good night. 

I have no idea if that small act even had an affect on her, but I enjoyed doing it. I guess I should try to do things like that more often.


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