DailyBlog : Memorable Act of Kindness

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For the sake of blogging and self-exploration and contemplation, I answer a question a day off of this list.

Today’s question : What small act of kindness were you once shown that you will never forget?

 

Sometimes  certain people have a vibe about them that makes me highly uncomfortable. Sometimes it’s minor, other times it gets to the point where I want to avoid that person altogether, permanently. I had a working relationship with someone that was wishy-washy, sometimes I hated the way she spoke to me, but then she’d do something surprisingly kind and surprise me in a positive way.

Last fall, I was butting heads with a veterinarian about an issue with a foster cat (who is now my adopted kitty Rue) and the person I had the wishy-washy working relationship with, to my surprise, relief and gratitude, stuck up for me and helped me with the situation.

I feel sad admitting this, but I am VERY used to being treated unfairly in all avenues of life and to have those around me either not care at all / have millions of better things to do / be unwilling to stick up for me or take my “side” even if they agree with me; they don’t want to “get involved” by saying so out loud and I’m always just left very alone, unheard and shafted by people all over the place.

So.. it meant a LOT to me that this person picked up the phone, without me even asking her to, and confronted the issue I was having on my behalf and got the situation resolved indefinitely within five minutes. Maybe it wasn’t more than three minutes of her time to her, but to me, I almost cried I was so grateful that she actually listened to my concerns and complaints and immediately stood up for me. It’s not the type of kindness I’m used to receiving from others and it was a moment I doubt I will soon forget.

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