1. Seeing a dog play “soccer” with one of his balls. (I.e., he maneuvered the ball back and forth between his two front feet while running around his yard.) I was quite mesmerized – it really looked like he was practicing soccer drills!
2. Getting a 30% discount on an item I purchased, simply because I was polite to and patient with the clerk. (It took him “forever and a day” [his words] to locate the price of the item I wanted to buy. [Apparently it was ordered online and returned to the store – and apparently those two inventory systems don’t match.]) Kindness does pay!
3. Reading a brilliant reply an advice columnist wrote to one of her readers: