Monday, November 19, 2012
Day 324: Helped A Woman Pick Up Spilled Groceries
Today was one of those days where I didn't have anything in mind for my random act and wanted to see if an opportunity for kindness reared its' head. I got kind of scared because I had such a hectic, heads down work day that I hadn't come across anything that I could do. I went to physical therapy for my back after work, and the entire time I was wracking my brain trying to think of what I could do. It actually made my normally relaxing post PT massage quite anxiety filled. I left physical therapy thinking that it had finally happened: I was going to go a day without doing a random act. But then...it happened. On my way home, I was walking past Treasure Island grocery story when I saw a young woman carrying WAY too many groceries to her car. Before I had the opportunity to offer to carry them, she spilled the bags on the ground and all of the groceries spilled out. So today, for my random act of kindness, I helped a woman pick up spilled groceries, put them back into her bag, and the load them into her car. I think I kind of creeped her out because after she thanked me I said, "No. Thank you. You have helped me more than you know." It didn't hit me until I was halfway down the block how insanely oddball that sounded. I should have explained what I meant and how she helped my random acts, but now I am sitting here wondering if this girl is sitting at home telling her friends about the creep who picked up her groceries. I hope this doesn't negate my act.