U is for Unselfish…

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Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.   David Thomas



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What is the most selfless act you have ever witnessed done by someone of very few means or have you ever experienced a random act of kindness performed by a stranger?


  1. Nilanjana Bose on April 24, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    I have been at the receiving end of many, many kindnesses from strangers.


  2. Lynn Hallbrooks on April 25, 2017 at 12:04 am

    The most unselfish random act of kindness that I can recall is when a woman made sure that I did not spend the night in a Pennsylvania bus station by myself. It was at a time when some people were very upset about not accomplishing a certain goal and were taking it out on strangers. Lots of shouting and verbal abuse, so not a riot or violent, at least by the time I left, but it wasn’t safe for a person to be alone. This kind soul took the time to make sure I was safe. I thanked her at the time and I still appreciate her kindness.

  3. Jacqui on April 25, 2017 at 12:55 am

    I dream of being unselfish. I can do it in my mind. Then, when opportunity knocks, I blow it. Darn.

  4. Sara C. Snider on April 25, 2017 at 6:08 am

    Great quote. I can believe it.

  5. Hilary Melton-Butcher on April 25, 2017 at 6:23 am

    Hi Michelle – yes our biography should not be about deeds, but about how peoples and the world have been helped through our lives … I ‘d like to live up to that thought … thanks for this great quote … cheers Hilary


  6. susan scott on April 25, 2017 at 8:03 am

    Thanks Michelle, a lovely reminder to act when we can with no expectation of reciprocity. People do pay it forward has been my experience. I remember battling at the pay station in the car park when I had some injuries which made things ‘difficult’. A woman came forward and inserted the coins from her own wallet – as I write I am thinking of other instances when people have been so kind in their assistance to me. I love the quote.

  7. HR Sinclair on April 25, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    Another reminder to just be kind. 🙂

  8. Nick Wilford on April 25, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    I try to be more like that, all the time!

  9. Gail M Baugniet (@GailMBaugniet) on April 25, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    A small, random act of kindness, that of handing me a small wild flower along with the words, “a beautiful flower for a beautiful lady” inspired me to write and publish a book of 70 poems, which I in turn gave as gifts to 70 friends and family members for my 70th birthday. That initial act of kindness with a single flower blossomed to touch many hearts.

  10. Lynda Dietz on April 26, 2017 at 3:13 am

    I’ve been on the receiving end of many selfless acts, and a good portion of them have been done by my husband. He is a behind-the-scenes person, and I’m sure there aren’t many who realize what he does for others on a regular basis. I also have a friend who has surprised me many times with a well-timed phone call, card, or gift in the mail.

    Thankfully, those people have reminded me to do my share whenever possible. I surprised a coworker recently with a box of his favorite tea left on his desk anonymously, and he posted a photo on facebook, saying he didn’t know who had done it but it was perfect timing on a day when he needed encouragement. I just may have felt even better than he did about that one.

  11. Vanessa on April 26, 2017 at 3:49 am

    That’s a pretty cool quote! Very visual! 🙂

  12. Carrie-Anne on April 26, 2017 at 5:11 am

    I love hearing about random acts of kindness done to animals, like a stranger jumping in front of a gun pointed at a dog, or a cop who freed a gosling stuck in balloon string. Respect for the dead is the ultimate good deed, since it can never be repaid, and there’s no ulterior motive.

  13. Jak on April 26, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    Hmm is being unselfish for the sake of being viewed as unselfish… selfish? O_o

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