I heard a story on the radio the other day.
A guy mailed 500 Christmas cards to complete strangers.
They said: "Thinking of You this Holiday Season - Love, The Smiths"
He received Christmas cards back from 70% of those complete strangers.
The guy on the radio said it was because you reap what you sow. In other words, send out a little kindness, receive a little kindness.
That may be. Or...
Maybe the card receivers didn't want to look like jerks. Maybe they thought the cards came from a long lost classmate they had forgotten about. Maybe when they sent the Christmas card back they were really looking out for their own self-image. Maybe it had nothing to do with kindness.
Is that cynical of me?
Would you have sent a Christmas card back?