kindness

i consider myself to be a kind person.

i’m not one of those people who walks around with her head down avoiding eye contact
instead of saying hello to the people who pass me by.
my mamma didn’t raise no rude girl!

don’t get me wrong…i can go from nice to supreme bitch in .2 seconds
but i need to be provoked.
ask people that know me…i’ll give anyone a chance, but if you mess it up…you are best to leave me alone.
i am greek and i have a temper…and i am not afraid to use it!

with that being said, there is a man who works in the same building i do.
every time i would walk by him i would say good morning…and i would be lucky if i got a grunt out of him.
he always looked so miserable.

after a few times of me saying good morning with almost zero response i thought to hell with you
and just stopped being the sweet lovely lady that i am
and so i just ignored him.

months pass by and we are outside at the same time…at the same place.

doesn’t this man come over with a big smile on his face and say….
“if you don’t mind me saying so, you look amazing!  i’ve been noticing that you have been losing a lot of weight  well not A LOT but you know what i mean”

i guess my face was in total shock, because he pipes in…”don’t take that the wrong way, i didn’t mean anything by it, i just want to tell you that you look great.”

this man made my day.  and you know what?  he always says good morning to me now…and he’s the first to say it!

Yesterday I was short 15 cents for lunch…and the gentleman behind me paid my difference.
i think i will go downstairs to the cafeteria and buy him a coffee.  my kitchen lady can let him know.

The lesson here?  Kindness always wins.

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3 thoughts on “kindness

  1. jmjbookblog

    You are so right about being kind to others, bee…you have a great MoM! At almost every job I have worked I have made friends with the outcast…the one other people ignore for whatever reason. I have always found that every one of those whom others don’t feel are ‘good’ enough to associate with are the most sincere and compassionate people…they just need someone to take the time to get to know them. At the end of the day I have to be happy with myself. Thanks for today’s great post! 🙂

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  2. azzig49

    my dear bee – you are reading my thoughts!!! we must have been separated at birth. I too have been on an spiritual journey along with my weight loss. people who haven’t seen me in months are amazed. beyond the metabolic changes (getting off three different classes of pills for obesity) I can now view the world having a “normal” body – normal for me now is a BMI of less than 24 for now……it’s how I react and interact with people. I love going out and interacting with strangers….ME? Shy Annie?? But the Karma just keeps multiplying. Bee – I love your musings – you are an inspiration.

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