Motivation Monday's

Life Vest Inside has had the very good fortune of finding writers willing to share their Kindness Stories with us. One of our special recurring writers is David Jablinowitz, Op-Ed Editor at Jerusalem Post, who is famous for his “bus stories.”

Sharing Kindness

I had not eaten all day due to a working mental health crisis. I was so hungry. I stopped at Panera Bread for a sandwich. It was closed. Limited hours due to staffing shortages. I thought, my local sub shop! I was on my way. Standing in a very long line, I settled in and patiently waited for my turn to order. It’s a busy sub shop. You cannot be in a rush. I was nearly to the ordering section and realized that I hadn’t looked to see if I had cash. It’s a cash-only business. I said, “Oh no!”
The gentleman in front of me looked behind and at me. I told him that I was going to use my debit at Panera and hadn’t checked for cash before getting in this line. I started to peek in my wallet and he announced, “Oh, ma’am, don’t worry at all. I am not a doctor but I have a lot of patience and I care about others. I have some money just for people in your situation. I got you. I will pay for your full meal so if you find yourself short, let me know and I will be there for you today.”
He did check back on his way out asking, “Ma’am, are you okay? Do you need me?” He reaches towards his back pocket.
I am so grateful for people who take the time to help others who might have a need. Looking out for someone who might be a bit behind themselves. Sharing kindness wherever they go.
I thank him and for everyone just like him!
~ Valerie Anne

Finding yourself inspired to share your kindness story? Please submit it HERE – you can share via text, audio or video. Our editor will look it over! You may see your writing in a future issue of The Daily Kind!

Kindness Quote

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.

Richard Buckminster Fuller

Act of Kindness

Invite someone who is shy to hang out with you and your friends for the day, enrich each others’ lives with a bond and a new friendship. You never know what can happen!

Positive Affirmation

Today everything I touch is a success! I can achieve anything I put my mind to. The world is my canvas!

Kindness Media

This city farm is blooming with love as it feeds those in need.