The magic word

Yesterday morning I was coming back from my morning run and I’ve meet a family coming out from the condo. There was a kid with his mom, so I stepped on the side and let them get out first. The kid stepped out and fell on the stairs so I have helped him to get up and asked him if his ok as his mom was too busy with her bicycle. He was ok, he only slipped without hurting himself. For my surprise his mom said nothing to me not even thank you because I helped his son. Ok, never mind Ribana, she is too busy or worried for her son. So I have smiled to her, showing her that people can be kind. And I did well smiling at her, because further back it was her husband with the other kid and he looked at me, smiling back and said the magic word “thank you”.

It is not that I expect nothing in change when doing good or being kind, it is just sad that people are too busy to notice and return your kindness. I think if they’ll pay more attention at these small gestures of kindness they’ll be more happy and they’ll learn to be kind too.

Always be kind even when the others are not. Your day will be much brighter πŸ™‚

Have a wonderful week!

Popsicle Society-green orchid
Photo credit: Popsicle Society-green orchid


52 thoughts

  1. It’s very true, never mind next time when they will require someone to show such gestures of kindness but will find none, they will remember your acts of kindness.

    1. Thank you for your kind words πŸ˜‰ I wish them always to meet kind people and I wish you all to always find kind people! Life is much better with kind people πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Š

  2. A lovely story. Unfortunately it reminds me of an incident in my running days which haunts me still. In a crowded London street I ran into a little boy I hadn’t seen beside his parents. He was hurt, but not apparently injured by having been knocked down. I hope he is now a healthy adult and has forgotten it.

    1. Hi Derrick, incidents happens but is depending on us how we handle it. Important is to be kind and just don’t ignore it. Be respectful as we never know what life will bring us 😊 I hope so too πŸ˜‰ He definitely has forgotten it πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Š

  3. So true. My Mum always said to me “treat people the way you want to be treated yourself”. This creates respect for one another and also creates a better atmosphere.

    1. Exactly! I live by this too 😊 I always respect everyone and I would like to be respected, even if is not always like this πŸ€ͺ But no matter what, I’m keep doing it my way πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Š

  4. Wow that is ✨MAGIC✨ Thank You and Smile these are free ! People imagine tgese words have price. NO! not at all… Whoever realised it, stays happy and humble…

  5. Beautiful orchids and beautiful shot as well 😊 I can relate to your story and like you I don’t expect anything when I’m kind but I have a problem when people don’t say a simple thank you, don’t smile, it can really change my mood and I become grumpy! which is bad haha
    Sometimes I’m really angry and when I let someone passes for an example or whatever something I did and didn’t hear a thank you, I say out loud “you’re welcome” oh well, I don’t do it often, it also reflects anger and I rather act as if I didn’t care but it pisses me off to be honest! Glad you had your thank you and smile at the end 😊
    Have a good night by now πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸŒΈπŸŒΈ

    1. It’s so simple yet so difficult for some πŸ€” A simple β€œthank you” doesn’t cost anything, except maybe 2 seconds of one’s time 😲True, it really can change the mood! Grumpy cat 😾 πŸ˜‰πŸ€— I become grumpy too but luckily it passes immediately, if it doesn’t transform in anger and then I become our friend Hitler 😝
      You’re doing right saying β€œyou’re welcomeβ€œ, maybe they’ll understand πŸ˜πŸ˜‰ Thank you my dear always for your kind words and for your time πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€— Time to go to bed for me 😝😝 Have a great evening πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸŒΈπŸŒΈπŸŒΈ

      1. It’s not difficult unless nobody taught them actually πŸ˜• hahah 2 Grumpy cats 😾 and 2 hitlers πŸ˜‚ it will be funny πŸ˜† I’m no better at all!
        Sleep well and sweet dreams πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸŒΊπŸŒΊ

  6. Not all people are share the same ideals of being kind to one another, but with that being said… You showed that “Nevermind, her ignorance” You still did the right thing.
    At least the husband is pleasant. 😊 Kindness goe a long way… Keep doing what you’re doing and make the world a better place by setting a good example! πŸ€—

    1. Yes, definitely everybody express kindness in their way 😊 Important in the end is to show it πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Š You are perfectly right! Kindness goes a long way! Thank you Beckie for your kind words! πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸŒΈπŸŒΈπŸŒΈ

  7. It is so easy to be nice. I am glad you helped and am also glad at least the father acknowledged your assistance. You are such a kind person!

    1. Thank you Maggie for your kind words! Yes, is very easy to be kind and yet so difficult for some…I don’t expect anything in change, because is my way of being, but a smile or a simple β€œthank you” can change my day too πŸ˜‰πŸ˜ŠπŸŒΈ

  8. Thank you is such a valuable phrase and not used often enough. I think you did the right thing and helped the little fellow. The fact that you were not acknowledged does not take away from the kindness of what you did.

    1. Not at all! I don’t expect anything in change! Is just my way of being! I’m glad he was ok and sad for having such a mom…πŸ€ͺ I’m not a parent but usually the parents need to be an example for their kids. I just hope he will inherit the kindness from his dad πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Š

  9. It’s the little things, like smiling and saying please and thank you which make all the difference, that’s why they are so important

  10. It’s sad that so many people have forgotten how to be nice and have good manners. πŸ˜” That was so nice of you to help that little boy. πŸ˜€

    1. Thank you Michelle! Yes, I think is not anymore one of their priorities 😞 Hopefully they’ll realize one day that our life is much better being kind! πŸ€—πŸ˜Š

  11. I agree!! People are so busy in themselves…. beautiful flowers
    I too don’t like people don’t say even a thank you…

    1. Unfortunately most of them don’t remember it…😐 and is so simple and easy 😊
      Thank you Jyoti for stopping by! 🌸🌸🌸

  12. It would have been nice for a thank you from her or even a nod of the head. I’m an internal talker. So even if in my mind I have said thank you, the words do not come out. I had to train myself to nod my head as a gesture of appreciation.

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