A secret kindness

How can a random act of kindness be a secret?

If I help someone with their luggage (something I have done on impulse more than once) they are aware of it.

If I (very irritatingly) alert someone to a typo on their blog, they know about that.

The only thing I have done recently, which could possibly be a secret from the beneficiary, was to pass on some information in order to prevent my friend being asked to do something.  My action resulted in someone else doing the task extremely graciously and competently.  The original person, who hopefully does not know of my intervention, would have struggled to do it.  As it turned out, on the day the task was required she was suffering from a cough and cold.

One of the prompts for Blog Every Day in November was World Kindness Day.  If you missed my post for it, it might be worth reading.  After all, someone kindly gave it a 5-star rating.  Theirs was an anonymous act of kindness, although I do know which of my blogging friends is the most likely to have done this!

I hesitated before responding to today’s prompt.  The Bible teaches modesty and humility, not boasting and self-righteousness.

One relevant passage is Matthew 6:1-4 (The link enables it to be read if you do not have a copy of the New Testament to hand)

Written in response to the Daily Prompt

Tell us about the time when you performed a secret random act of kindness — where the recipient of your kindness never found out about your good deed. How did the deed go down?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us SECRET.

7 thoughts on “A secret kindness

  1. The verse from Matthew makes me think of the politicians and celebrities who get publicity for dishing out meals at homeless shelters and doing other such good deeds. I guess one could argue they are setting a good example for their fans, but one can’t help but wonder if they’re there for a good photo op.

    Have a lovely Christmas holiday.

    Wrote By Rote


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  4. I like to read about acts of kindness as it could give me an idea for doing one myself.

    The only anonymous one that comes to mind that I have done is pick up litter.


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