A busy week this week so have been tardy in getting this post up for you … I had a stack of ideas and was settling down to write when I received an email link to the following blogpost over on one of my favourite magazine sites “Mentalfloss” … The blog posting was called “The Kindness of Strangers” and after reading just a few entries I found I was hooked. I simply had to share it here with you!

 The entry by Ransom Riggs begins with:  “I was out of town at a wedding last weekend, and when I got back, I found a strange thing on my doorstep — a bag with a bottle of wine in it, on which was written: ‘I parked and bocked your driveway. Thanks for not towing me.’

 Leaving aside the fact that I wasn’t around to be annoyed by whatever driveway-blocking may have taken place over the weekend, I’d say that’s pretty much the nicest thing a stranger has ever done for me. A bottle of wine? I have to assume that the three other apartments in my building, who all share my driveway, found similar goodie bags on their doorsteps. What a gentleman (or woman)!

Let’s start the week off with some feel-good vibes: what’s the nicest thing a stranger has ever done for you?

At last count 195 comments detailing heartwarming, funny and generous stories followed. Tune in here to follow the thread. A similarly toned column runs in The Toronto Star on a daily basis and can be read here.

In August of last year, we began our own list of Random Acts of Courtesy … read that entry again here.

May much kindness find its way your way today … whether it’s your birthday or not!


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