Tuesday, October 03, 2006

The Power of One: The random simple act of a Hershey bar

One day a couple of weeks ago I was sitting at my desk at work when one of my work, and occasional out of work, friends stopped by to do some harmless chit and chat. I wasn't have a good day and I wasn't having a bad day, it was just a day. There wasn't anything good or bad about it.
She was standing on one side of my desk and I was sitting on the other side I was making her laugh and she was letting me talk at my usual 109 MPH when, out of seemingly nowhere, she pulls out two candy bars, more specifically, two chocolate bars. She told me to pick one. My hands flew up to my mouth in disbelief, my eyes glittered like diamonds, my heart quickened with the thought of a chocolate jolt, I started laughing and kept repeating, "Really? Really? For me?!!?!?! You bought a candy bar for me??!!?"
She commenced laughing and said, "Yeah, pick one. I knew you'd be thankful. I had no idea you'd have this kind of reaction!"
I hesitated, was she serious? Surely not. Who randomly gives out free chocolate? I choose the rather simple and harmless looking Hershey bar. It wasn't dark chocolate, it didn't have almonds, there was no golden ticket inside, it was nothing more than a simple milk chocolate Hershey bar. Yet, you would have thought it did hold the golden ticket, you would have thought it was brought over on horseback traveling hundreds of thousands of miles from the Andes and hand delivered by Milton himself. However, it was bought from the cafeteria, cost about a dollar, and delivered by my friend and it made an ordinary nothing day into a really great day. It was the simple random act of a Hershey bar.
Proving that the power of one and the power to make someone's day doesn't cost a lot and it doesn't take a lot. It simply takes a simple act and moment to think of someone else.

What's your Power of One, random simple act of the Hershey bar going to be today?


Old Man Crowder said...

Random acts of kindness.

There are too few of them in the world today.

Mark said...

I bought a friend lunch at the hot dog stand. I figured it was the only weiner I would ever give her...

GirlGoyle said...

I think I'm going to be vewy vewy quiet today and spare all my coworkers the grief of having to listen to me talk all day long. This is because I'm a totally nice person and absolutely selfless...also because I have a killer sore throat and every word sends sharp pains to my brain.

Phollower said...

I'm going to do my best to not strangle the customers. Then again, I guess I have to do that everyday if I want to keep working here. I'm big like that.

puerileuwaite said...

I'm going to take my dog to the vet for his booster shots. Then I will buy him a chocolate bar.

Party Girl said...

OMC: Yes, sadly yes, they are.
I am all about those random acts.

Mark:You're so witty.

GG:Well, is that really and act of kindness or an act of have to-ness?

Ph: I know those days. I know those days well.

P: Hmm, well booster shots are not fun. A chocolate bar could kill a dog..so.....