Kindness is contagious and spreads much faster than Covid-19.
Kindness is Free
I once read somewhere that people don’t care how much you know, but how kind you are. This is true for me. I gravitate to those who exude kindness. And honestly, how many enjoy the company of a jerk? It is surprising to me how many people are quite happy being jerks though, especially on the internet, where they say things to others that they would never say in person.
Today, I was feeling a bit down. (I know, I know, I can hear you saying, “What about the attitude of gratitude in your previous blog Sandy? Walk that talk girl!” I try, but some days…)
We had to go to town to buy paint for the never-ending bathroom remodel and run some other errands. I was looking at the Flex-Seal display in the paint department thinking about yet another project, when a woman with gorgeous red locks walked by and said, “What lovely hair!”
It slowly registered that she was talking to me. I said thank you and smiled although I was wearing the obligatory mask. She said something else, like “beautiful”, but I don’t remember, because I was thinking about how earlier I had been looking in the mirror wishing I could see my hairdresser.
My hair has grown out at least two inches and my sexy grays are showing! My hairdresser is in Reno and I have not been able to get down there, because of the endless remodel and being at the beck and call of contractors who are scarce as long T-Rex arms and darn you have to be home when they have a damn minute to fit you in.
I managed to tell her that her hair was so pretty, which it was and then she disappeared into the depths of the store. We were outside loading our purchases before I realized that I had complimented two other people and let one person in line in front of me since the time of her kind words.
Kindness is contagious and spreads much faster than Covid-19. Kindness is free friends. Please get out there and infect as many as you can. And dear lady with the amazing red hair God bless you and thank you for making my day.