There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem, the more likely one will be to treat others with respect, kindness, and generosity.
Nathaniel Branden, Canadian Psychotherapist And Writer
On Sunday while Samantha and I were enjoying our leisurely breakfast sitting out on the patio of a restaurant with a view of the sea, there were two other tables of customers who were not happy with the service they were getting. The restaurant unfortunately was short staffed so things might have been a little slow, but my feeling is that if you are out with friends or family enjoying your time, then you should not be rushing. I mean seriously, if you are in hurry, go to McDonald's. One lady was very embarrassing, shouting and threatening, which is basically bully behavior. Totally uncalled for.
I had given Samantha a homemade Easter card and a crocheted heart, but after the insulting behavior our waitress had to endure, we decided we had to do something for her. We asked if she celebrated Easter and she said she planned to go to an Easter service at church after her shift was over. We decided to give her the heart and card instead; as Samantha said, I can make her something anytime. A simple gesture on our part, but one we hope made a difference in her day. I will never understand why some people think they have the right to belittle and harass others.
The above card was made for a friend at school.
Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.
Scatter kindness and blessings wherever you go.