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Make Someone's Day


I had one of those days where every little thing goes wrong. Nothing major, just small annoyances: printer problem (OK now), broke TWO nails, plumber came an hour late, and left without finishing installing the new powder room faucet. I forgot to bring what I needed on an errand. Tried 3 times to fax something. Ended up THEIR fax machine was having problems, wasting an hour of my time...

Finally, on my way home, I slowly approached the middle school down the street at dismissal time. I saw a chubby, awkward looking boy be hassled and teased by a couple of kids. I finally stopped at the red light as he was walking home carrying a large science project of a volcano model. It looked heavy and difficult to carry. The boy did NOT look happy (despite the upcoming Spring Break). As he passed me on the sidewalk, I rolled down my passenger window, and yelled, "That volcano is AWESOME!" while giving him a thumbs up. His face lit up like a Christmas tree and he BEAMED a huge smile back at me. It felt SO good to make him smile. Wouldn't it be so nice and so simple if everyone made someone smile every day?

Comments (8)


Way to go, Palma. Random acts of kindness like that is so you! That is why I appreciate you as a friend.

Love this story! How wonderful to actually make someone's day.


So easy, yet so important!


That little story made my day. I am in the middle of a work project that I hate but have to do and you made me smile, I can only imagine the impact on the sad little boy!


What a sweet thing to do, Palma!

What a wonderful thing. Nothing like a compliment from a stranger.

Barb Cabot:

You are wonderful, so sensitive and thoughtful. Reading the last part of this post brought tears to my eyes and a lump in my throat. Random acts of kindness are genuinely what makes the world a better place. May we all pay it forward. I hope you have a wonderful Easter.

Yay Palma! Your story made my day :) I could just picture his big smile.

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