Kindness? Pass it on…

Weird things happen to me all the time, and yesterday was no exception. I had to register for my vaccine shot, but not until afternoon. I’d heard all the horror stories of those trying to book appointments and I was nervous. There had been mass confusion, so I put aside the whole afternoon for this task.

At 12:30 I dialed the number


At 12:30 p.m. I dialed the number I’d found online and, would you believe, Jennifer answered right away! I was so delighted, I told her so and we both happily completed the process. I carefully placed my identification card back into my wallet and pranced off (as much as I can prance) to treat myself to a well-earned ‘beauty’ nap. I’d been so nervous that morning, I hadn’t been able to sit still, so filled the time by taking a walk to renew my apartment insurance.

I tolled off for a second walk

When I awoke feeling and looking grand, (Ahem!) I toddled off for a second walk — to the fish store. I chose what I wanted, but when I looked for my wallet, realized I’d left the darn thing on my desk next to the phone.

I forgot my wallet


‘Oh, I’m so sorry,’ I mumbled, ‘I forgot my wallet at home.’ I explained what had happened, that I’d been excited and — feeling like a fool, admitted I couldn’t buy the small amount of fish the salesclerk had already weighed.


‘You can come back later,’ she suggested. The lady waiting behind me, whom I didn’t know, spoke: ‘I’ll pay for her purchase.’ I turned to look at her, a big question mark on my face.


‘You can pass it on,’ she told me with a smile. It was a small purchase, but what a lovely thing for her to do. I accepted with my own smile, thanked her and promised that indeed, of course I WOULD pass it on.

I thanked her and promised I’d pass it on


So, keep your eyes open and if you see me out and about one of these days, remember that I need to pass on this kindness. It’ll be my treat with pleasure.

To Celine: You asked for a post. Here it is. It is for you and really did happen yesterday. Thank you for being my friend and putting up with me. Love, Muriel

26 thoughts on “Kindness? Pass it on…

  1. You do kindnesses all the time, Muriel. So glad you’re on the receiving end. I was going to ask if you had registered for the vaccine, and now you’ve answered that question.
    Judy

    • How sweet of you Judy: Yes, I got to register right away. That, in itself, was very exciting. No wonder I forgot my wallet! I wish you luck too when your turn comes. My appointment is for March 31st. Yeah! Love, Muriel

  2. If registering made you happy then actually having the vaccine should be a real treat! It’s funny what a difference it can make to your mood. I had a similar experience at the butcher’s but he knows me and said I could pay next time.Getting old is no fun!

    • So glad you enjoy the images. I find them on the internet, but I am careful never to use any that require payment. You can get into trouble that way, so go ahead and find some to use, but pay attention to that. I love them too.

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