An Act Of Kindess | Accepting Kindness & Positivity

An Act of Kindness

As I was finding my seat on the train on the way to work I was practically on the verge of tears. I’ve been having a rough couple of weeks and dealing with a lot of emotion. When suddenly out of nowhere a man approached me and said he had a question for me that “might come across as weird”.

He asked me if I was having any pain in my ankle. Considering I have a sprained ankle, my initial reaction to this was, oh he must be a doctor. I replied and said no pain, just discomfort. He then asked me if he could pray over my ankle. While I was a little shocked I decided to be open minded and knowing that it couldn’t hurt, I said sure.

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He sat down, extended his arm hovering his hand over my ankle and began to pray. He said a short prayer to Jesus asking for the healing of my ankle. Then he asked me how it felt. I said it was hard to say with the ankle brace. He then prayed two more times over it until I said it was feeling much better… which it was. Without using my crutches, I stood up and walked around a little bit. I was surprised as it has been hard to walk without my crutches just minutes before. Although I was limping, I was much more mobile. Whether this was psychological, or miracle… I couldn’t say. I simply thanked him, and he wished me a good day and said Jesus loves you, god bless. Baffled. Never have I experienced anything of the like before.

While I am not Catholic, I found this experience to be very meaningful. I whole heartedly believe that everything happens for a reason. What the reason was for this, I am still not exactly sure. But I think there is one lesson that can be taken away. In the midst of difficult times, hardships, or feelings of giving up, there is always room for positivity. Whether it is motivated from within, or from a stranger on the train; positivity can come from just about anywhere. I could have easily written him off, but I didn’t. With an open mind, you can have the power to do the same. Let positivity in your life everyday. Accept acts of kindness and be kind to others. You will be surprised at what the universe will bring you in return.

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  • Part of that World

    A good read. I need something like this for today. Thanks for sharing

  • Emily Lowe

    Am happy to read that you felt better after the healing prayer. Sometimes, people do things without expecting anything in return. Do pay it forward when possible.

  • Lianne Benning

    That’s powerful and so interesting. I’m a huge fan of random acts of kindness. We need more of that in the world.

  • Although a little weird, it was super sweet of that man to do that! And it means a lot when people take time out of their day to try and make yours better, even in their own little way, acts of kindness definitely matter

    The Quirky Queer

  • Miera Nadhirah Rashidi

    That was definitely pretty miraculous… am glad he was so kind and that you feel better now….

  • Interesting encounter you have there 🙂 Glad this made your day better!

  • Batik andBubbles

    Glad that such a random encounter turned out for the good! Hope you and your ankle is feeling better..

  • Tabitha Bitner

    The proof is in the pudding! You never know who might be the one to help you.

    • Raquel Sosnovich

      Exactly, you never know what another person is going through as well. It’s so important to be kind to everyone

  • Agreed. Just be nice to everybody. We never know who will be doing kindness to us.

    • Raquel Sosnovich

      You are so right!

  • Betty Liew Siaw Fan

    He such a kind person. May god bless both of you.

  • Sharon Lee

    Aww that’s so nice of him dear! Hope you feel better now dear!

  • Jia Shin Lee

    It is good to know there are still good people out there. Kindness is very hard to find nowadays.

    • Raquel Sosnovich

      Hi Jia,

      Thanks for your comment. It can be hard to find. But I believe what you put out into the world is what you receive in return. Being positive definitely helps 🙂

  • wow. what an inspiring one. hope i can one day meet that person and give that person some kindness because he deserve one

  • Kelly Chin

    That’s inspiring… accept kindness and also give out kindness. Let the world has more love.

    • Raquel Sosnovich

      Yes! Love love love love…all around!

  • Zayani Zulkiffli

    I agree with you. But nowadays lots of people is always take advantage on those people and this is why most of people get scared when a stranger approach them.