Monday, May 11, 2009

The Kindness Of Strangers

Have you ever had an experience where you felt comfortably connected to someone you don't even know? Well that happened to me today, at the post office of all places. I was standing in line when a gentleman in his mid-fifties came in behind me. He made a comment about the two female clerks working and it made me chuckle. These two clerks always seem to be working, no matter what time of day you go in there. They are always miserable and never in any hurry to swiftly help you! The gentleman and I got to talking while waiting in the never ending line. Now, I am not one to suddenly strike up a conversation with someone I don't know - but there was this kindhearted manner about him and I felt oddly at ease talking to him. We never exchanged names, but spoke for about fifteen minutes. Without going into a lot of detail, he gave me a much needed pep talk. At a time when I've been pretty doubtful about a lot of things, he reminded me that there is goodness and compassion out there. So thank you kind sir. You made my day today and I'm not going to forget what you said.