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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.”

A Lunch That Lit Up Lives

One ordinary day, a friend and I decided to grab lunch together. As we sat in the restaurant, enjoying our meal, our attention shifted to our waitress, who appeared to be carrying the weight of the world on her shoulders. Sensing something amiss, we decided to inquire about her well-being.
At first, she hesitated, offering a polite but generic response. However, a gentle persistence on our part revealed a deeper truth. She opened up and shared that she was a single mom facing the harsh reality of not having enough money to cover her electric bill, due that very day. The weight of her struggles was palpable.
Despite expressing our sympathies, we continued with our lunch, but an undeniable force stirred within us. A sense of compassion and empathy tugged at our hearts, compelling us to help in any way we could.
I left the restaurant briefly to withdraw some cash, while my friend took the initiative to speak with the manager. Learning about the waitress’s situation, the manager affirmed her hard work and honesty. In an unexpected act of kindness, he allowed her to take a break so she could attend to her pressing matter.
When we returned, we handed her the money needed to settle her electric bill. The transformation on her face was nothing short of priceless. Gratitude radiated from her eyes, and tears welled up as she expressed her overwhelming thankfulness. In that moment, we became bearers of light in her life, providing not only financial relief but also a glimmer of hope and support.
The impact of our actions went beyond a simple transaction. It was a reminder that kindness, when extended at the right moment, has the power to illuminate even the darkest corners of someone’s life. As we left the restaurant that day, our hearts were full, knowing that a small act of kindness had made a significant difference in the life of a struggling single mom.
~ Michelle Emery

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Kindness Quote

“Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you.”

Aldous Huxley

Act of Kindness

Volunteer to be a tutor or mentor in school, especially if there is an area in which you can help another student.

Positive Affirmation

Together, we create unity and work towards a world filled with understanding and love.

Kindness Media

The incredible acts of kindness received by a military veteran who finds himself short on cash for groceries.