While attending the McPherson Memorial Day Ceremony, I was witness to a random act of kindness that was so touching that I didn’t want it to go unnoticed.
As the ceremony was starting, I noticed an elderly couple walking up to the ceremony. They stopped and stood along the roadway behind the podium where the keynote address was to be given. As the ceremony proceeded, I noted that a gentleman and a young boy in a Boy Scout uniform had gathered up their chairs and were leaving (or so I thought). I remember thinking that something must have happened, and that it was too bad that they were not going to hear the keynote address. Then I watched them go around the crowd and stop where the elderly couple was, unfold the chairs and had the couple sit down.
I just wanted them to know that others saw their good deed and were touched by such kindness. That simple act should be a reminder to all of us that it’s not always the grand, well orchestrated act that reflects who we are or what we believe in, but the simple everyday acts that reflects the true kindness of the heart. So as we go through our day, we should remember that we never know who is watching and what act of ours (either good or bad) will touch someone’s heart or forever change their lives.
Although I don’t know who they are, I wanted to say “Thank you, and job well done.”
— Joann Moege, McPherson