And then I am at the IGA - and someone I've never seen before smiles at me and say "Let's go to church!". I am browsing at CoffeeTree and a person I've never met comes up to me and thanks me for something I said in a sermon. They are strangers to me, and their kindness is wonderful and heart warming. They feel comfortable enough to come up and speak. Those random moments of kindness mean more than they will know. It encourages me to practice those random acts on a more regular basis.
Then I start wondering who else has noticed me, and it gives me pause. Because I am not always the best person in the world. Oh, I try to always remember to return my cart to the cart corral, and say 'please' and 'thank you', and not huff and puff too much when someone in front of me in the 15 Items or Less line has 47 items. And is talking on their cell.
In other words, people notice. I remembered that more when the children were little, but it is still the same now.
And before you get to thinking how lucky you are that folks don't always notice you.......well, they do. Maybe it doesn't feel fair, but it's the truth. It's important to remember that our walk should match our talk. And always............ kindness matters.