Friday, September 10, 2010

Kindness

Today at work I saw an amazing act of kindness. Here's the thing about my work...acts of kindness happen all the time -me working there for one- but today one really touched my heart... in a BIG way.

A sweet older lady walked in this morning and Buzzberrys owner Kate went up greet her. She asked how the lady was doing and the sweet lady shared that she was crying. Why is private, and why doesn't really matter...but what Kate did next does. she got the lady and herself some coffee and sat down to enjoy their morning coffee together. She had like a million thinks to do, yet she put them all aside to give this dear lady her undivided attention. It was beautiful.

When I told her that I was going to write about it she seemed a bit surprised, she said "It just seemed like the right thing to do."

Imagine if we all made a conscience effort to treat people, all people the "right" way. To give them a minute of our time, and our love. God, it would be amazing. Would we not then be much closer to world peace?

4 comments:

  1. sober and not fighting it anymore.September 10, 2010 at 3:06 PM

    Great vision Em! We have to "be" the change in the world we want to see.

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  2. Emily,

    Thanks for sharing that. I feel that it is exactly how we will
    see change and peace in our life time. One act of kindness
    at a time. If we all did that and let our kids "catch us" in
    an act of kindness, what a difference it could make!

    Love to you

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  3. I have learned ... A chat w/ others.. be it a widow, an elderly, or even those of us who are lonely.. Well, it is the greater gift.. Funny, how these moments fuel us as humans as well. God's way I think.

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  4. Anonymous above --

    I love your thought of how those moments fuel us as humans, as well. You've warmed my heart; thank you for stating that.

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