Friday, December 5, 2014

Kindness



My computer has a virus.

The day my computer was given the virus I went to Trader Joe, I had to get out of the house.  I got my favorite marinated mozzarella and an evergreen wreath.  The cashier made the mistake of asking how my day was going.  I let it all out, the short version, and then apologized for complaining.  He told me it was ok, to go ahead and vent if I needed to.  I told him thank you, it did help to let it out.  I made it almost to my car when I heard behind me someone yell, “Excuse me, ma’am.”   I turn around and the cashier was holding a bouquet of flowers.  He handed them to me and told me he hoped my day got better.  I cried. 
   
I guess there really are good people still out there.  


I am still keeping my Winter Gratitude List (check out this post if you would like to know more about my list).  It is helping me find reasons to like winter a little better.  For the sake of brevity I am going to share my five gratitude favorites from the past two weeks: 

Black coats – when snowflakes land on them you can see the individuality of each and every snowflake.
Icicles – I just really like icicles.
Winter Berries – they brighten up my home.
Quiet – the snow seems to act as a natural sound buffer absorbing noise and creating a quieter world.
Holiday Gatherings – reconnecting with family and friends.

Why are you grateful for winter?

Today I am joining Kim Klassen’s Friday Finds and also the class Be Still 52.  My images were textured with Kim’s texture wednesday.  The class assignment was – square, from above and two sides.  My Finds this week were kindness and a beautiful bouquet at Trader Joe, the rose above was part of that bouquet.

Thank you so much for stopping by!!
Have a great weekend!!
Michelle

 Kim Klassen dot com

12 comments:

  1. Well, that TJ's clerk was just so thoughtful and I would have cried too...computer virus and flowers! Lovely from above...that dish is amazing!

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  2. Michelle, Your pictures today will be a reminder of kindness shown and they are truly special. We all know the frustration that often comes with every day - a computer virus. or in our case a broken hot water heater. Regardless, once we share our feelings, we feel better. Your story, the kind clerk from Trader Joe's, only serves to reinforce - small act of kindness make the world a better place.

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  3. Now I cried. Such a kind gesture. I remember when people were naturally kind. Now when someone is kind like that it astonishes you. And one act of kindness makes a happy day. :)

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  4. This made me teary too ... I'm so sorry your computer has a virus and I hope you can get it resolved really soon. Blessings to that TJ employee ... and your images are truly gorgeous - love the focus and blur.

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  5. oh my gosh! I think I would have totally cried too! How sweet!!

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  6. We all have those days and weeks. How thoughtful that clerk was. It shows that there are some amazing people in this world.

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  7. What a sweet man. How lovely that he should make such an effort to cheer you up. I love your list of gratitudes. You have made winter in your neck of the woods sound totally magical. I love your photos as well. All the best for a happy, cosy weekend, Bonny

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  8. Oh your images, are just WOW Michelle and the story oh man I cried also when the guy gave you the bouquet. How nice so sweet.

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  9. That was so sweet of the cashier at Trader Joe's. It is good to know that there are good people out there.

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  10. Awwww! Such a kind gesture. :)
    Great list of gratitude, and I really love your photos, the color palette is divine.
    Happy weekend and second Sunday of Advent. :)

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  11. I like your gratitude list - you actually inspired me to my Sunday Gratitude posts. Trader Joe people are really sweet, I love to do my grocery shopping there.

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