You never know when that random act of kindness will be the lift that someone truly NEEDS. I was waiting for a store to open this morning and there was a mom with the most adorable, sweet little girl. We had stopped to get donuts for J and T (NOT for me today, even the smell made me sick!) and I picked up a few extra because husband had to work all day and would enjoy them tomorrow morning with his coffee. The little girl was so sweet, and the mom seemed really tired. So I pulled the mom aside to ask her something. I just asked if she could step a little away from her little girl so I could ask soemthing. I had NO idea she thought I was going to complain about her daughter - the little girl was very well behaved. I said we had stopped to get doughnuts (a rare treat here) and could I give her little girl a choc donut? even told her I wanted her to step away bc Mom's should have the right to say no if they need to with-o a kid getting all upset. She said yes and I brought 2 donuts in - one for her and one for the little girl. husband and J and T don't need the sugar anyway. As we shopped she told J a bit about herself. Seems her baby's daddy just left town recently - with her twin sister! Her twin lives in another state and met this guy at her hotel. thought he was from her town because he said he was there on business. Sis sent a photo of her new man and shocked her clean out of her mind! Then the twin sis got him FIRED because his co is about family values and they didn't take kindly to the guy leaving his baby and running off with the mom's twin. Esp when they learned that his mother didn't know she was a Grandma!! The lady contacted her baby's gma after she realized that this man had denied his daughter's existence to her sister. She said his mom was "just like Annie Camden" meaning the mom on that old show 7th Heaven! This lady MET her grandchild and was told her son was babysitting his roommate's child!!! How low is THAT????? Seems my donuts were the first nice thing to happen out of the blue for a very long time to her. She was almost in tears over 2 donuts and over not being asked in front of her kid. I had NO idea that it would mean that much to her. Her little girl just seemed so sweet and well behaved that I wanted to give her a treat. One of the best things we can do is just reach out to someone else for no reason. I wonder how many random acts of kindness we could do through the month of May? I am going to challenge myself.