A Simple Act of Kindness Can Make a Difference

Trying to find a place to live was one of the most stressful things about moving to Florida, especially because there aren’t a lot of short term options. I finally found an Airbnb that was in between the two offices I am working at.

I was definitely nervous to meet the people I would be living with. The host doesn’t actually live at the house. It almost feels like a hostel, but we all have our own room. 

When I first arrived, only two other people were living at the house. One person in the studio attached to the house, and another living in the main area with me. 

I heard the person in the studio every once in a while. On my second day at the house, I got the courage to go introduce myself when he was sitting outside on the patio. 

I had no idea how old he was, why he was in South Florida, or anything about him. I was hoping he was around my age because at that point, I hadn’t been to work yet and I didn’t know anyone in the area. 

I knew that this was a great opportunity to get to know someone, so I went outside and introduced myself, and I am so glad that I did. 

He is in the same situation as me. He is brand new to Florida, just got a job here, and he is straight out of college. It was nice to meet someone else who had just moved to Florida and was trying to get used to a new area and lifestyle.

I met him the night before my first day of work. 

After my first (very long) day of work, I was a bit overwhelmed. I kept questioning why I was here and what I was doing. I was stressing out about the smallest things (like trying to figure out how and where I could get a workout in). 

With my mind going crazy, I went for a walk and by the time I got back to the house, it was pretty late. I didn’t get to see my housemate that night, but I was pleasantly surprised when I got a text around 9:00 p.m. asking how my first day of work went. 

In today’s world, I feel like a lot of people get caught up in their own lives. I admit that I can get caught up in my own life as well. 

It was so refreshing to meet someone who is generally nice and cares about other people. 

I can tell you that that simple text really changed my night. 

Right after I got that text, I decided that I was going to get up early, get a workout in (because I know that always makes me feel better), and I was going to have a good day the next day. 

The next day was, in fact, a better day. 

I encourage you to ask how someone’s day went or do something nice for someone. You never know, it could really make a difference (and I bet you that more times than not, it will. Even if you don’t realize it).

4 thoughts on “A Simple Act of Kindness Can Make a Difference

  1. Bob Frank

    So good to see how you are thinking in your new lifestyle. Really appreciate learning how you are taking on this new challenge and sharing it. Love, Uncle Bob and Aunt Loretta

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  2. amber vojak

    good for you for reaching out and so glad that person was a worthy soul. I only wish we were closer but please call if you need anything. we have friends who live in your area that we visit and its an easy drive.

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