Monday, June 10, 2013

An act of kindness!!!

KINDNESS is hard to forget. I know I won't forget the kindness I received yesterday. After a jam packed week of responsibilities I was drained and needed a mini escape to the lake so I drove 40 miles to a wonderful lake called Pickerel.

Once there I could immediately feel my stresses melting away; fresh air, lots of trees, hiking trails galore, and one of the cleanest lakes around. I did some yoga on the beach, took a long swim and than decided to hike the trails.

Well I got a bit lost and miles later found myself transported to another world. I ended up at another lake called Silver Lake. The place was majestic; families picnicking, kids swimming in the lake, a bustling concession stand with the smell of hot dogs grilling, sailing boats and lots of sugary sand. Although I was lost I felt so comfortable among the strangers who took pictures of me swimming and offered me some potato chips. 

Within minutes of getting out of the lake, a middle-aged man who was with his kids started to chat with me. I told him I was lost and didn't know how to get back to Pickerel Lake. He told me he was heading home with his kids and would drive me back to Pickerel Lake. Rick was his name and his adorable sweet children were called Carly and Harrison. As he drove me back to Pickerel Lake in his SUV we had a great conversation. I felt as if I was with family and yet Rick,Carly,and Harrison were complete strangers. 

                     Pickerel Lake

It would have been a very long walk back to Pickerel Lake from Silver Lake but thanks to the kindness of Rick I was able to get back to where my car was parked at Pickerel Lake quite quickly. 

It's so refreshing to know that there are still people out there who are kind. Kindness is one of the nicest gestures we can offer one another.

Let's all take moments of our life to offer a bit of KINDNESS to a person and spread some cheer.

Who can you be kind to today?

             Magical Crystal Lake; swimming with
             a new friend!

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