Even though I know my purpose here is to focus exclusively on my own healing, one of the things on my daily To-Do list is to commit one random act of kindness. No matter what I am going through in my own personal life, everyone else in this world is also working through their own struggles, and it helps me keep perspective to remember and respond to that. I am also a firm believer in putting positive energy out into the universe, energy that often returns to me when I am not expecting it. This isn’t *why* I commit daily acts of kindness; it’s just something I have noticed along the way in my journey throughout life.
Yesterday, I called ICU Security, my home alarm system company, to settle my annual bill. I’m a little late on the bill (due February 1), due to problems with not receiving paychecks anymore at work, some checks getting delayed in dropping into my account, and technical difficulties with making phone calls from here in Mexico. I explained in detail my situation to Shirlene Spearman, ICU’s office manager – just so this local Scottsdale office could know my delay was legit and not just inconsiderate.
And do you know what she did?
She gave me a 50% discount on my annual bill.
For absolutely no other reason besides the fact that she felt compelled to help a struggling stranger, she reduced my yearly annual fee from $399.60 to $199.80 for the 2019 year. She also made it a point in an email to offer to help me with shopping or errands upon my return to the states.
I have never met this womyn.
It is yet another reminder in this scary Trump-bully era right now that there continue to be kind people in this world who want to do right by others, just because.
And that inspires ME to do more… Because that’s how positive energy in the universe works. Paying it forward is such a beautiful concept.