Nell Shanahan


Random Kindness

A couple of years ago, my dad gave me a book about random acts of kindness. It contained numerous stories about people who, for no apparent reason, did good deeds for other human beings -- whether that involved helping a stranger in need or paying the toll cost for a couple of cars on the highway after they passed through the gate. When I received the gift from my Dad, although thankful for the gesture, I soon dismissed the book as just another one of those "feel-good" concepts that he had found to include in another one of his numerous speeches.