Have You Signed Up?

I’m in! ANEWPERSPECTIVEPERHAPS asks, “Will you join me on my mission to make the world a better place one kind act at a time?”


Imagine how amazing your day would be if someone went out of their way to do something thoughtful for you. Wouldn’t it make all the difference on how you perceived the day as you reflected back on it when evening rolled around? I know it is already Wednesday but for the next seven days I am committed to doing at least one kind, unexpected , nice thing for whoever is lucky to be around. It could be a family member, a friend or a complete stranger. Will you join me on my mission to make the world a better place one kind act at a time? I’m recruiting now. Sign ups won’t last long.

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The Unexpected Kindness of a Stranger

“Eventually it was time to say goodbye to the kind gentleman.
I pulled my attention away from the birds
and made eye contact with him. “Best wishes for 2015.”

Wendy L. Macdonald



A stranger’s kindness

birds appearing in the woods

unexpected gifts


Wendy ❀ 2015




At the end of December,

Ian and I were enticed by some sunshine

to go bird-watching at Lazo Marsh.

But when we arrived

we couldn’t see any feathered friends.

As we got closer to the water they appeared in the branches.




I’ve not been one to feed birds.

 I figure our garden is already bird-friendly enough

with its abundant supply of organic berries and seeds.

But I wished I’d brought some food with me

so I could lure those sweet little critters 

closer to my camera.




And that’s when the kindness of a stranger intervened.

A retired gentlemen approached us

 while I was struggling with my camera, timer, and tripod.

He stepped closer. “I can take a picture of you both.”

I smiled. “That would be wonderful.”




He pressed…

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