06-02-2017 08:31 PM
One time I was out to lunch with my mum and grandma and when we went to pay we were told that someone at another table had already taken care of our bill. My faith in humanity was temporarily restored right then
06-02-2017 08:33 PM - edited 06-02-2017 08:33 PM
Have you ever received a random act of kindness? Tell us about it!
When people let me go in front of them when getting off a bus, I see that as a random act of kindness
Also, recently I said hi to a taxi driver who was sitting outside his taxi. I knew he was the uncle of a friend I knew about 10 years ago, and I think he might have remembered me talking to her once? Anyway I said hi and asked about his niece whom I haven't seen for a long time, and he said she was well. Then he gave me advice like continue your education and stuff to find a good job later on and I thought that was really nice of him because I'm pretty much a stranger to him and he cared about my future in a way? He was friendly and it made my day
And during the first week of my first year in uni I met second year in a workshop thing and after the workshop he gave me his email so I could ask him any questions I had about uni, and that was really nice!
06-02-2017 08:34 PM
I also can't really think of anything specific right now. People say nice things to me sometimes, but is that a random act of kindess or like a random sentence of kindess? Hmm.
06-02-2017 08:36 PM
I mean i guess a sentence is an act, so i think it counts @roseisnotaplant!
Is it just me, or it harder to remember good things people did than not so good things that people did?
06-02-2017 08:40 PM
Ooooh, I just thought of another one: a few weeks back, I ordered a small hot chocolate from the café near my work. However, the barista had some chocolate left over, so he gave me a medium for no extra charge. Day made!
06-02-2017 08:42 PM - edited 06-02-2017 08:44 PM
Fun fact (or "Fun" fact, depending on how you look at it):
Short, acute bursts of stress have been shown to enhance memory, which probably accounts for why we remember that one time a stranger cussed us out on the street better than all those times our parents tucked us into bed when we were kids, or read us bedtime stories, etc.
06-02-2017 08:43 PM
@roseisnotaplant i think it's part of how our brains are wired, which makes being happy tricky But with a bit of practice we can get better at noticing nice things. I am thinking maybe I want to set up some kind of thread where i can notice nice things that happened or nice people did. AND another one where we can write once nice thing we did for someone else each day, although for you folks you'd have that sorted just with all the nice things you do for each other already
06-02-2017 08:44 PM - edited 06-02-2017 08:45 PM
@roseisnotaplant yeah it's hard to remember specific things... once I thought of just writing these things down to remember later when I'm feeling down but I don't know where I put that. Maybe i'll start again
also cute meme!