Daily Good Deed
Monday, January 25, 2016
Everyday I try to do a good deed for someone else. I've found the most successful good deeds are ones you perform which are totally unexpected, a surprise. For instance, as much as I dislike shopping at Wal-Mart, Sams or Kroger, sometimes I go with my wife to lend a hand, after all, the things we get are for me too. To make this experience more enjoyable, I have discovered that I can simply brighten the day of a few people. If I can make someone else smile, it also brightens my day. While shopping I pick up a bag of Hershey Nuggets. The first item to go through the checkout is this little bag of joy. Then while my wife continues with the checkout process, I go around to all the people manning the registers and offer them a Hershey Nugget and wish them a good day. It's amazing the response you receive. Some of these folks can't believe a stranger walking up and wishing them well and giving them a little goodie. These folks have a thankless job and in general most folks going through the checkout line don't view the process as a positive either. But, this small act of kindness does wonders, not only for them, but for me too.
My wife has gotten to where she accepts this strange behavior performed by her husband. She just rolls her eyes and winks - wonder what she means by that? She has started calling me the Candy man.
One down side to this behavior is I'm now recognized by many of these fine folks and they are starting to expect a little goodie every time I go into the store.