A little Kindness Story

The media wouldn’t report this; and, I’m not here to put myself on a pedestal. I’m sharing because feel good stories are few & far in between.

While at the laundromat today, a mother was busy doing her mountain of wash. I could tell she was as tired as I felt. The temps were 90s and it was just hitting early evening.

The laundromat was clearing out some, as customers were finishing up. My Zivah found a little boy, a friend to play with. She does that with EVERY person under 10! No mater where we go. Anyway, this lad was an adorable African American kiddo with adorable curls and such a desire to play.

At the point in time that I was drying my laundry, this momma was still working on hers. Her son was this precious baby ( 11.3/4 months old) running around.

I’ve been in her shoes. She also had a younger baby at home. That laundromat was annoyingly hot… And everyone was tired..

For a few minutes, I played with him with his toy cars. Awhile later, his mom still working on folding, little man Wane was more hot, hungry, and tired. He wanted mommy. He was throwing the tantrum., you know THAT tantrum!!

For me, it was a no brainer. I sat right down, picked him up, and rocked him for a few mins. Maybe that would have freaked you out, but I felt safe to help ease him from crying. I did apologize to his mom for not asking first… But, more than anything, I could feel her sense of relief… He just wanted alittle attention. Alittle comfort, to feel safe and secure…

We’ve all had tough situations, especially single parents. If we can extend kindness in some way, any way… To help make life a bit easier for someone, then we should do so.

I am blessed to have been right where I was needed today.

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14 comments on “A little Kindness Story”
  1. Julie Krupp says:

    You made some space for peace in chaos. That mom must have been so grateful. She will definitely pay it forward someday due to your loving example.

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    1. Nova says:

      Everyone could use some kindness 🥰

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  2. The Eclectic Contrarian says:

    That’s awesome! 🙂

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    1. Nova says:

      Ty🙏🏼🙏🏼

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      1. The Eclectic Contrarian says:

        You’re welcome hero!

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  3. ❤ A nurturing mama through and through. P.s. I've nommed you for a Lieb 🙂

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    1. Nova says:

      Thank you & thank you for the nomination.

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  4. You are such a kind, loving soul!!! I love reading things such as this.

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    1. Nova says:

      💖 I was just thinking, I wonder what’s going on at home for him. I wonder if mommy is stressed alot. We just never know.

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      1. That’s the thing, we never do know. All we can do is hope and pray for someone that has their hands filled. 🙏
        Goodnight, Sweet Girl!! xoxo!

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        1. Nova says:

          Good Night ♥

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  5. Sadje says:

    Great. We should all be ready to help others. If they are willing to take it from us.

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    1. Nova says:

      Indeed! Being just as humbled to accept help is a gift.

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