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.”

A Stranger’s Gift of Kindness

Three years ago, I was driving in the vastness of a terrain. Pulled over onto the side of a desolate road, I was engulfed in the grip of a panic attack that threatened to overshadow the beauty of the surroundings.
As I struggled to regain my composure, a minivan filled with lively kids pulled over, and a woman emerged, her eyes reflecting genuine concern. “Are you okay?” she asked, her voice a soothing balm to my frayed nerves. With a sigh, I admitted, “No.”
In that moment of vulnerability, I unfolded the story of my predicament. I was on a mission, delivering books for a publishing company. The next stop, a remote location perched high on a winding and treacherous road, felt insurmountable. The weight of the task ahead pressed down on me, threatening to shatter my resolve.
Without hesitation, the woman offered a lifeline. “I’ll deliver the books for you,” she said, her kindness cutting through the uncertainty like a ray of sunlight. She was a local, accustomed to the intricacies of the roads that felt like an insurmountable challenge to me.
In a moment of profound connection, I accepted her offer, entrusting her with the task that had seemed impossible for me. As she navigated the roads effortlessly, I marveled at the simplicity of her gesture. It wasn’t just about delivering books; it was an act of kindness that bridged the gap between strangers in a moment of need.
As she took on the responsibility, I witnessed the beauty of human compassion—a stranger extending a helping hand without expecting anything in return. The roads that had seemed treacherous transformed into a pathway of shared humanity, reminding me that even in the vastness of a desolate road, kindness could be found in the most unexpected places.
Years have passed but the memory of the simple kindness of a stranger remains etched in my heart. It’s a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the enduring impact of a selfless act that can turn the course of a challenging moment into a beacon of hope.
~ Louh Ellis

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Kindness Quote

“The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.”

Winston Churchill

Act of Kindness

Volunteer your time at a local charity or nonprofit organization.

Positive Affirmation

I am in control of my thoughts and emotions.

Kindness Media

Embrace the power of your voice – a force that can either uplift or devastate. In a world where words shape destinies, let yours be a beacon of kindness, love, and hope.