OK … I know what you’re thinking (… because I’d be thinking, likewise). What’s with the gap in posting? Short answer … Just busy and not making the time to write. Got to change that … Got to change that …
This morning while taking a short break from prepping for a couple of client meetings, I made a “dump run”. Here in Sandwich, MA, one can use a private company to pick-up your refuse, or you can purchase a “dump sticker” and haul it yourself. Not sure what it’s like for others; but for me, I find it somewhat therapeutic.
My route takes me through an intersection, Quaker Meeting House Road and the Service Road, where when it’s busy; and if you’re on the Service Road and needing to take a left, well, good luck to you … and that’s where the point of this post begins.
There’s a recycling center, Resource Recovery, located on the Service Road, near the intersection; and their tractor trailers have to navigate the intersection to get to their destination. So approaching the intersection this morning, I could see in the distance one of their tractor trailers trying to enter the intersection … and no one is letting them in. So I slow … flash my lights … the driver enters the intersection … waves, and he’s on his way.
And then I thought about what that felt like. WOW, that was easy. A kind gesture, followed by an exchange between two individuals, just trying to “do their thing”. It reminded me of the Liberty Mutual commercials where a series of individuals witness an act of kindness; and then in the next scene, they’re doing their own act of kindness for someone else. What an easy way to put a smile someone’s face … and yours, too!
As real estate professionals, we help others all the time … but sometimes, it helps to be reminded (… it did for me) how one little act of kindness can pay dividends for all.
Paying it Forward …
P.S. and check this out … There’s even an organization built around Random Acts of Kindness, www.randomactsofkindness.org. Be sure to visit and check out their list of Kindness Ideas … great ideas for making a difference in someone’s life and finding content for your blog!