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What goes around, comes around.

Who here believes in that phrase?

I believe that acts of kindness, no matter how big or small, cause ripple effects that are perpetually everlasting.

A while back, I stopped by at the Starbucks drive-by to order my morning crack, 4 shots over ice. As I was pulling up to pay, the barista said that the woman who just drove away paid for my drink already. The look I had on my face was probably priceless, because she said it was my lucky day and the passengers behind me as well.

This amazing, anonymous woman committed such a selfless act, that it actually restores my faith for humanity. Till this day, I have no idea what she looks like, her name, or even remember the car she drove…but what I do know, she had a significant impact on my life. The only disappointment I had that day was not being able to say Thank you.

One of life’s greatest treasures is being able to feel acknowledged, especially by those whom we care about or even random passersby. Every so often when I’m able to, I will buy a meal for someone on the street, give up my umbrella when it’s pouring, and distribute meals out on Thanksgiving.

Color me sentimental, but receiving a random act of kindness from a stranger, is probably one of the best feelings in the world. It’s like the feeling you get when classes are canceled, or finding a fortuitous amount of money in the pant pocket. It makes you feel acknowledged, like someone is looking out for you.

If you’re going to give, then just give. Don’t expect anything in return. But realize that you don't have to wait until someone shows you kindness, to start one. So believe me, what goes around, comes around.
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