Living in a giant city like Chicago, sometimes I get a little jaded and forget about things as basic as being nice to others. Now I’m not mean by any standards, I just become very passive sometimes and let little things happen without helping.
Case in point: sitting on the bus this morning, chugging my
go go juice coffee, totally not noticing what’s going on around me because I’ve got my headphones on. There was a woman who, I think, didn’t have enough money on her bus pass and was looking for change. (that’s a dreadful situation to be in, by the way) A woman right around my age just gets up and gives the woman money to pay for her bus ride.
Cue: me simultaneously wanting to cry and feeling like an ass. Granted, I wouldn’t have been able to help the woman either way but how ridiculous that something as simple as giving someone $2 seems like a big deal.
Cue: me also getting my phone out to blog about this right away. That woman deserves recognition, even if it is in the form of
a random blonde 20-something who talks to herself my blog.
You go girl!
Question: what was the last random act of kindness you saw/did/received?
PS. I promise I’ll talk more running related things later today.