Kindness Spotted

Kindness Spotted in the form of my professor and her empathy for my hectic life

This last week was a crazy and almost impossible one to get through. Through all of this I also had a video project due. I love school and I know how to manage my time as well as any college student but the universe was seriously against me doing this project.

I decided to do my original video project at our local mall but it just was not happening.

  • The first time I was supposed to go I had an emergency and had to reschedule
  • Second time, the power had gone out
  • Third time, they closed early
  • Fourth time, they opened too late and I had to get to class
  • Fifth time, my boyfriend’s car broke down and he needed a ride.

I know that seems like just a long, made-up excuse but I promise it is true.

Now as much as I love my professor (I mean, shes amazing) she is known for being strict with deadlines and grades and just about everything. But, after going to her office and explaining everything to her, she gave me an extension. I don’t know if it was the stress I obviously had written across my face or the bags under my eyes, but she gave me the break I needed.

Her one act of kindness turned my impossible week, possible. It gave me a sense of relief. I am truly grateful that I have professors like her.

And since I know you’re reading this Mrs. Kasovich, this is my way of saying thank you.


Kindness Spotted

The only thing I love more than being kind is having others be kind to one another. There is a slight biased bonus when they’re being kind to me.

This weekend I went with my boyfriend to a golf tour in Lafayette. It was a beautiful day, the grass was green, the wind was blowing and the sun was out. For the past few months sun has been a rarity in South Louisiana, so feeling the sun on my skin was amazing. But, with sun comes sunburn.

Now, I am a pale person, I will be the first to admit that I burn fast like fried chicken. While watching the golfers putt Hole 5 I started feeling my skin turn red. I began to panic and dig through my purse, just to find that I left my sunscreen at home. A mom there with her kids noticed and pulled out her sunscreen for me to use. I was so grateful!

Her giving me just a little bit of sunscreen from her bottle turned my mood around. I could actually return to enjoying the game and the day with my boyfriend. If we all helped each other out when we needed a hand, we could make this world a better place. Shout out to golfer mom, you are the MVP of the tournament in my book.

Thank you to the golfer who signed our golf ball, we were obviously very excited.

Kindness Spotted

This week I was a little overwhelmed with school, getting a new job, and some Mardi Gras madness that I did not get to complete a kindness project like I usually like to. I was really upset over it all until I went grocery shopping today.

Since I live in a small college town the grocery store on Sundays is usually filled with students trying to get ready for the week. Well, when I went today I spotted an elderly couple trying to get through their list. The wife was a sweet short lady and the husband was confined to a wheel-chair, making it hard for either of them to reach the cereal on the top shelf. I’m quite short myself so when I tried to help I couldn’t reach either. I stayed with them for a minute to talk about a baseball game with the husband while we still tried to get that top-shelf cereal.

Then came a really tall college student who assisted the couple in reaching everything they needed in that aisle. He then made sure that they didn’t need any more help before going back to his own list.

Although that was just a small act of kindness that young man’s patience and empathy made all the difference. If we had more people like him, who are willing to take just a moment out of their days to help someone else, the world is guaranteed to be a better place. This week try to help make a difference in someone’s day by holding the door, putting their bags in the car, or anything else that may make them smile.