Recently in the piece called “Neighborly Kindness” I mentioned that some neighbors were shoveling sidewalks that were not in front of their house. They were just randomly, secretly, KINDLY shoveling for people!! Not asking for payment, not even knocking on the door and announcing their good deed, JUST SHOVELING.
And this was no LIGHT SNOW they were shoveling either! It was deep (around 3 feet total) and it was heavy! So these neighbors were, in my humble opinion, going well above and beyond being “neighborly”. They definitely crossed into the KINDNESS ACTIVIST category!
One neighbor whose walk they shoveled, Kia, figured out who was doing it. I asked her to reveal the secret shovelers’ identifies to me, and she did. Turns out it was a family that lives next door to her. I walked down and saw them in action and asked if I could take their photo.
THIS IS THE AMAZING SECRET SHOVELING FAMILY!! Aren’t they fantastic??
The problem is, they speak Spanish, and I do not. Of course, I know “gracias” so I did convey that to them. But I wish I was fluent so I could tell them how awesomely kind their actions were.
You know the old saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words”?? I hope that is true, because I just framed a 5 x 7 print of the photo above to give to them. I will walk down to their house to deliver it, plus their KINDNESS ACTIVIST buttons. Hopefully a SMILE is worth a few words, too, because I imagine smiles will be exchanged.
Kindness knows no linguistic boundaries.
|There was a LOT of snow...|
Tell me about kindness you have seen! Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
|Here is how deep it was in our yard (this is before it stopped snowing...). That family shoveled a TON of snow!|