Every time I leave the grocery store, load my items and my kid in the car, I always make the effort to putting the cart back in the return cart area of the parking lot. I always hesitate and think how annoying it is and how I really don't have time for it, but do it anyway and talk myself into getting a few more steps on my pedometer (no, I don't really wear one). So this is what sparked my idea of a 'kind' deed.
When I pull up to the grocery store and get out of my car, I find someone who is just about finished loading their car and I say "can I take your cart for you?" So far, I have gotten such a warm and friendly response. Hey, I just saved them 1-3 minutes in their busy lives. Little do they know it helps me too. It saves me from carrying a heavy diaper bag and a 20+lb baby in my arms to the store entrance. Win-Win!
So, I'm hoping more and more people do this. I would love it that as I am walking to the cart return, someone stops and says 'can I take that for you, I might as well, since I am already going in.' It's such a kind deed.