When my mom learned of my blog experiment she asked how I could possibly find one random act of kindness everyday.
I’m learning that opportunities are everywhere. You just have to look.
Today was a perfect example.
I was driving home from Kroger when I noticed him. From a distance, he looked like my 90-year-old neighbor. As I inched closer, I realized it couldn’t be. This man walked with a noticeable limp. Every couple of steps, his right knee collapsed and he’d catch himself from stumbling.
I pulled up to the curb and rolled down the window.
“May I give you a ride?”
He smiled. “Hasn’t anyone ever told you not to pick up strangers?”
“You look pretty friendly. Please. Hop in.”
He limped over to the car as I frantically threw the candy wrappers, toys and a soccer ball from the front seat.
“I only have a couple houses to go.”
We chatted happily as we drove the half block to his house.
He invited me to stop by anytime. “My wife and I are always here. We have two little dogs. They won’t bite, only lick you.”
I told him I would as he opened the car door. He put weight on his leg and stepped out. “It feels better already.”
It certainly does.