Random Act of Kindness
This past weekend we had the 5th annual Kales Avenue street party, where the neighbors got together for bar-be-que in the street. As in the past, we got a permit to block the street to traffic passing between College and Broadway. Unbeknownst to us, the Out-and-About in Rockridge, much bigger street party, was scheduled on the very same day. Well, no problem, really, and the neighbors got together in the street. The kids can ride their bikes up and down without fear of cars, etc. Well into the get-together, I look up from my conversation and saw a man walking up the middle of the street toward us looking like he wanted to talk with someone, and no one was paying any attention to him. So I excused myself and went to greet him with a smile. It was a party after all. He said he needed to get his car through, and I said, no problem, we'd clear the way for him, which we did. As he passed, he gave me this beautiful vase.
I was all, no no, you don't have to give me anything, I'm glad to help you. He insisted. He said he does glass. I guess so. It's beautiful!
So everytime I look on this vase, I will be inspired to look for an opportunity to practice a random act of kindness, as that gentle man did. This world could sure use it.