Please Share a “Mensch Moment”

We don’t want to be negative, but the world is not always a kind place, right? But, there are so many wonderful acts of kindness happening all the time and rather then dwell on them (as does the news), we want to celebrate the mensches who are carrying out brave and often unpopular acts of kindness.

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The acts we are talking about are not by big-named celebrities but the wonderful, generous acts by our family members, neighbors, pets (yes!) co-workers, baristas, supermarket check people, etc. What qualifies as a mensch-like act? Any act showing great integrity, or putting one’s needs aside for another’s. For International Mensch Week, January 22-29, we are asking you to share a “Mensch Moment”–an occasion when you observed someone do something very honorable, when they did the “right” thing, perhaps defended another with a weaker voice or helped someone who could not help themselves.

Here’s a “Mensch Moment” from Jane Moritz, Challah Connection, Chief Maven officer:

Recently, I was in my local Trader Joes doing some shopping before running to work. With my checkout complete, I reached for my wallet and found that I did not have it–I left it at home! I was not my most lovely-self and was frustrated and angry. However, the checkout person, who was one of the managers said, “no problem, I’ll put it on my card and you can pay me ‘whenever.'” Of course, I was incredulous and very touched. A hardened skeptic would say this is just great customer service, which of course it is, but it was also incredibly kind and trusting. This made my day! Whenever I see this very nice young man, I always give him a big smile. In my eyes, he is a mensch. -jane moritz

Now share yours and remember, it’s a mitzah to share!

1 Comment »

  1. Mary Fenwick Said,

    January 22, 2018 @ 3:11 pm

    Jane,

    I was thinking how totally discouraged I am today about all the political sniping and negativity that is making the whole country very crabby. Then I got your email and thought there are still some good people in this world. Thanks for sharing.

    Mary

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