How many times have you thought about thanking someone for a simple act of kindness that came your way? Perhaps a neighbor mowed your lawn when you were ill. Or brought in your trash bin from the street. Perhaps a stranger stopped to help you change a tire. Perhaps a teacher took the time to explain something in a way that made it click.
In light of Thanksgiving, columnist Salley McInerney wants to chronicle these small acts of kindness by way of compiling readers’ “thank you notes” for something that was done for them that was neither momentous or life-changing, but thoughtful and caring. It is not necessary to know the name of the person who did something for you, simply tell Salley what was done and why it mattered. Email your story to firstname.lastname@example.org.