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For the sake of blogging, self-exploration, and contemplation, I’ve been slowly making my way through answering questions from this list
Today’s Question: What is the nicest thing someone has ever done for you?
This is a tough question! The past four years of my life have largely felt to me like karma catching up for a wide range of years worth of bad things happening. A large part of that is people showing me kindness and acceptance when I was so used to people being needlessly cruel, and/or taking advantage of me, instead. There’s no way that I can pick “one thing.” I can start with my boss, who has been kind to me since the moment I started working at her organization over four years ago. Not only has she done nice things for me, but the biggest thing that means the world to me is that she does these things without strings attached. I’m not perfect, I mess things up now and then, but NEVER has she ever responded to anything with, “Well I did -this- for you!” EVER. I’m probably borderline obnoxious at how often I tell her thank you, or express my appreciation, but I appreciate the selflessness behind her acts of kindness even more than the acts of kindness themselves. It’s a new experience for me to have someone like that in my life. It’s not about the money or the favors, but it’s just so inspiring to see someone who is kind to be kind, and doesn’t do it for self-gain or as a method of controlling someone.
I was going to mention a few other people and situations, but honestly, right now, the person I’m most appreciative to in my life is my boss, for all of the reasons I’ve already discussed above. The nicest thing anyone has ever done for me is simply being nice to me without strings attached. Being around someone like that has made a WORLD of difference in my life, especially when I met her during a time when I literally had no faith left in humanity at all, and for legitimate reasons. I’m not religious, but she definitely came into my life when she did for a reason.