Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Kindness counts

This is a WTOAST tale related to me by my mother...

She was traveling last week, and this is only significant in that she is also suffering from extreme knee pain, not an easy thing to have when there is a need to walk long airport hallways, and look for connecting flights...
My mother was tired after flying, was looking for her connecting flight in another part of the airport she was in. She was thirsty and was looking for a place to get a drink when in her tired state she approached an airport eatery... the woman said, to that she looked so tired and worn out that she just gave her the drink and told her to sit down... Sometimes, when you are tired it is nice to be treated kindly.
So, I will buy a tired person a drink as a pay it forward for this woman buying one for my mom.

See, even unseen kindness matters, and my mother may have never told me this if I had not been making an effort to notice these things.

What act of kindness have you noticed lately?

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3 comments:

Catherine said...

I love your story and I love that even though it is so hard, you continue to do this each week. I'm so bitter right now that I feel guilty that you are over here so optimistic. I promise to try and find something good tomorrow and I will come back and write another entry!

Anonymous said...

This is your mom, who remembers neither her username nor her password and so she must publish as anonymous. I love the idea of passing on the kindness. That is the way to make it work. We so often forget to be kind, as we are being treated so poorly, but it really starts with us: be kind and start the flow of kindness

Nettie said...

Hi Blair's mom, I lvoed your story.