I want to share a story of kindness with you. It’s bit long, so get comfortable!
The other day, I had promised my son we would make pan cakes. Even though I was very tired, I kept my promise. We made pancakes, chatted and had cozy time eating them (somehow we do not have patience to wait for all to be ready…we just stand and eat them, while making the next one..so much fun).
Then in the middle of eating and making pancakes, my son says, mummy let’s give some pancakes with strawberry jam to Sonja (our 86-year-old neighbor). I was too tired to understand or really listen WHAT he had said (in my defence I do answer 1.00000000000 questions per hour, no, I do not mean per day, per hour!), so by this time of the evening my brain had pretty much given up on me. I think I mumbled something like, maybe later. What???
What did he just ask?
And what did I just answer?
Did I just tell him, he can be kind later?
I tried to rewind in my head, what exactly he had asked me.
He asked me, if HE (in two weeks 4-year-old) kind-hearted boy, could take some pancakes to sweet Sonja?
But that is kindness!! My tired brain finally caught it.
My heart expanded several numbers larger in a split second. Then my brain took over, this is fixable, I thought. Quick! Damage control! Now!
Quickly I corrected myself, explained mummy is very tired today, like you are some days when you come from kindergarten.
I also told him his idea was the sweetest in the whole world. And that I was sure, he is THE kindest boy I have ever met during my entire life. He smiled.
I mean, how kind and unselfish is that of a 4-year-old to share (anything!!!) and here he was willing to GIVE some of his pancakes to Sonja (kindness straight from his little heart and I gave him an autopilot answer without a thought).
So, tiredness disappeared, replaced with admiration and humbleness, I helped him to fix the pancake with jam, he opened the door and knocked on Sonja’s door and gave it to (tired and emotional ) Sonja (she is going through tough times, her son is diagnosed with a serious illness).
Sonja gave the biggest smile to my boy. My little Tiger gave biggest smile back.
That was pure kindness in action and pure love as reaction. Priceless.
My heart was on the verge of exploding, that is how proud I was of my Tiger.
Such kind spirit he is. Incredibly thoughtful and sweet. Spreading happiness anywhere he goes.
I am lucky to be his mother.