I was running an errand for a client the other day. Her watch battery and the battery of a clock had stopped running so I went to a high quality jewelry store to have the batteries replaced. This particular day I felt great. I had several meetings in the morning and I was dressed in a black suit and felt and looked like a million dollars. I went into the jewelry store and was greeted and confidently greeted the gentleman back. I let him know what I needed and received prompt service. During the time I was waiting for the watch batteries I wandered through the store looking through the glass cases at fantastic pieces of jewelry. When the gentleman doing the battery replacement was finished I asked him the charge.  He replied, “There is no charge today, but when you’re looking for jewelry come back and see us.” I graciously thanked him and walked out of the store. I wondered if this good fortune resulted because I was helping a client or if it was just a good karma day, or if it had anything to do with the way I was dressed or the confidence in my step. Whatever the cause, it didn’t matter. The man at the jewelry store made me feel good and I was thankful for his consideration. It’s amazing how a small act of kindness by strangers can turn an ordinary day into a spectacular day.

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About Pamela Wilson

PAMELA D. WILSON, MS, BS/BA, NCG, CSA helps caregivers and aging adults solve caregiving problems and manage caregiving needs through online programs, live support groups, and an extensive caregiving library that includes articles, podcasts, videos, and webinars.

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