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SALT LAKE CITY — Some moments don’t make the news, but we think they should.
Moments like a couple weeks ago when I watched a mall custodial worker give the curious toddler daughter of a tired-looking mother a brochure to entertain her for a minute. Or when I watched a sister protect her older brother with Asperger's from a potential run-in with a stranger.
We want to know about the moments that make your day. Whether it is a kind note from a loved one, an act of kindness or a person with an inspiring attitude, we want to hear about it.
J. Kirk Richards
On the service of others:
“(My son) Bryan's coach is basically a saint. He has eight kids. He's a bishop. And he's a professional artist. And he has to carry his oxygen with him in a backpack.”
On a thoughtful gift from a child:
“My son is home sick today and he took the time to show me how much he loved me by making me a card and lunch. I almost cried! It was the sweetest gesture from the sweetest kid!”
On doing the right thing:
“I was pulling into Starbucks this morning and waiting patiently for a car to move so I could park in an open spot (not the same one the car was leaving). As the path cleared, a truck came in from another direction and drove in front of me aiming for the same spot I was. He noticed me, pointed to the spot asking if I was going there, I nodded yes. He backed up and went to a different spot so as not to steal mine. It simply restored my faith in the concept that people not only still do the nice thing, but the right thing.”
On the porch’s role in bringing a family together:
“In each of our homes, the porch became the backdrop for old traditions and new surprises, goodwill and goodness, hellos and goodbyes, parties (and party poopers). It was a showcase for seasonal door wreaths and my struggling green thumb. It was a place where celebrations were shouted and love of holidays were displayed. It was a place where friendships were strengthened, world problems were solved, and teen-age dreams came true. It was a meeting place and a gathering place. It was a place where cares were cast aside and the world passed by. It was a place where friends and families reminisced and sunsets stole away our breath.”
Have you seen any moments of service or kindness? Do you want to share a story about something that made your day? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.