Motivation Monday

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


I must confess that I shed a tear.
On the bus this morning, a younger woman gave an older woman her sweater because the older passenger was shivering. She laughed about it.
“I can’t understand this weather. It seemed much warmer when I left the house, but now I’m so cold.
“The two women chatted. “Yes, that’s the fall,” said the younger woman.
“And Beit Shemesh is warmer; now we’re entering Jerusalem.”
And then the younger woman took off her jacket, and then her sweater, and gave the sweater to the older passenger.
“We seem to be the same size,” they said almost in unison.
The older woman felt bad but was grateful. The younger woman responded: “That’s okay; it warms my heart to know I can make you warmer.
“I was watching this story unfold, and then I looked out the window. We had just arrived across from the bus stop at the entrance to Jerusalem where Wednesday’s bombing took place, and which has now claimed a second life.
And I said to the younger woman: “Your good deed shows the good in the world which can eradicate the hatred that happened there right across the street last week.
“She thanked me for my words, and she too shed a tear.
~ David Jablinowitz

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Kindness Quote

“The most exquisite pleasure is giving pleasure to others.”

Jean de La Bruyère

Act of Kindness

Treat a stranger to a pizza. Perhaps enjoy it together.

Positive Affirmation

Today I appreciate and see the beauty in difference. I am unique!

Kindness Media

Be more mindful of the delivery drivers who are hustling to deliver Christmas for everyone.