Spice of Life

Small acts of kindness

Small acts of kindness

I was intrigued with the CBC radio discussion about random acts of kindness.

We were to send in our encounters of such acts that have come our way. I was surprised how many times I was helped along this new life.

Last week when I shopped, I struggled to push my cart over gravel and lumps of ice. I am not the weepy type but I could have managed a tear or two had it not been for an act of kindness.,

From over the way I hear a voice telling me to hang on help was on the way. A person I knew took my cart and me to my car. This younger man said he would not be there to go the other way. Actually he did come along to return my cart.

I came home from town to see that my wood box had been filled up.

Later in the week a young friend and her husband made sure slippery spots were chopped out and wood was stacked in the porch and the wheelbarrow of wood was close at hand.

Some days a masked friend will come to the door with soup and other goodies. The goodies are an act of kindness, as is the mask wearing.

Today I received of gift of organic eggs from friends who live up the mountain. My old dog and I will enjoy that tomorrow. A grand friend brought a bag of coffee. Looked like a fancy brand. I will enjoy that soon.

I hear of others who have an act of kindness come their way. A driveway shovelled., something picked up at the store.

Kindness from the folks at the Credit Union when I want to pay my bills. My car returned to me when All Seasons have fixed a problem,.

After all that I wonder what the heck I do in the kindness department? I do make coffee or tea and maybe share some store bought cookies.

I do figure wearing a mask is an act of kindness. I hope I can protect others by this small act.

Those of us who have known people who have died from the virus or have been very ill know it is our responsibility to wear our mask as an act of kindness.

Just a little aside for those who feel the stress of it all. I would like you to try a good cup of chamomile tea. It relieves stress and does help us sleep better.

I was given a Stash Tea product and it is very pleasant. Not at all bitter. Relax, put your feet up and enjoy a cup of tea.

I hope you have been on the receiving end of an act of kindness. Tell CBC about it or you can call me at 250-846-5095. Send an email to mallory@bulkley.net.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

BC CDC graphic showing weekly numbers of new cases by local health area.
Local health area records 11 new COVID-19 cases from Feb. 21 to 27

The Northwest has become the COVID hotspot in the province

The Smithers recycling depot was destroyed by fire May 9, 2019. (Thom Barker photo)
Curbside recycling pickup returns to Smithers

The Town will start collecting single stream, loose and clean residential recyclables April 12

Adam's Igloo sustained serious damage when the roof collapsed. (Facebook photo)
Roof collapses on Smithers landmark

Cleanup efforts underway at Adams Igloo and Wildlife Museum

Instructor and master artist Dempsey Bob (right) speaks to the crowd at the Terrace Art Gallery about the importance of cultural art on Feb. 7, 2020. Bob is a recipient of a 2021 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts Artistic Achievement Award. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Northwest artist Dempsey Bob wins national art award

Renowned Tahltan-Tlingit master carver one of eight people to receive Governor General’s Arts Award

(Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
Murder charge laid in February 2020 stabbing death of Smithers man

Michael Egenolf is charged with the second-degree murder of Brodie Cumiskey

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry head for the B.C. legislature press theatre to give a daily update on the COVID-19 pandemic, April 6, 2020. (B.C. government)
B.C. nears 300,000 COVID-19 vaccinations, essential workers next

564 new cases, four deaths, no new outbreaks Thursday

Walter Gretzky father of hockey hall-of-famer Wayne Gretzky waves to fans as the Buffalo Sabres play against the Toronto Maple Leafs during third period NHL hockey action in Toronto on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Walter Gretzky, father of the Great One, dies at 82

Canada’s hockey dad had battled Parkinson’s disease and other health issues

Municipal Affairs Minister Josie Osborne speaks in the B.C. legislature, March 4, 2021. (Hansard TV)
B.C. Liberals, NDP sing in harmony on local election reforms

Bill regulates paid canvassers, allows people in condo buildings

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

(National Emergency Management Agency)
No tsunami risk to B.C. from powerful New Zealand earthquake: officials

An 8.1 magnitude earthquake shook the north of New Zealand Thursday morning

(AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
Pandemic stress, isolation key factors as to why Canadians turned to cannabis, alcohol

Study found that isolation played key role in Canadians’ substance use

Grand Forks’ Gary Smith stands in front of his Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster float. Photo: Submitted
Grand Forks’ Flying Spaghetti Monster leader still boiling over driver’s licence photo

Gary Smith, head of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster of B.C., said he has since spoken to lawyers

A Cowichan Valley mom is wondering why masks haven’t been mandated for elementary schools. (Metro Creative photo)
B.C. mom frustrated by lack of mask mandate for elementary students

“Do we want to wait until we end up like Fraser Health?”

Most Read