Monday, May 11, 2009

Random Acts of Kindness

It's been a very stressful couple weeks lately. Lots of travel and late nights getting home. So I was tickled pink this evening, when crossing the Benicia Bridge, I learned, to my wonder and amazement, that the car in front of me paid my toll.

This random act of kindness really touched me. In these economic times, few are feeling generous. So this small, selfless, and completely anonymous act, gave me a glimmer of hope, as I often despair that service and community have been lost to selfishness and indifference.

For all their theories and equations, economists can't explain this seemingly irrational behavior. But isn't that the true beauty of it? Against all odds, these random acts of kindness still occur.

2 comments:

David said...

Hmmm, I tried to do that with a Fastrak and the toll taker said it couldn't be done.

sabercat said...

We always do this on our way back from the LDS temple in Oakland to our home in Sacto. I know many others that do the same thing. :) It makes us feel good too. :)