Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Random Act of Kindness

A potholder stitched to make an eyeglass holder
Last week as I got on the elevator in my doctor’s office building and two women got on right behind me.  One woman appeared to be in her late 70’s early 80’s while the other woman appeared to be in her 50’s.  The older woman reached into her purse, turned and handed me a small quilted item.  I must have made a funny face because the woman quickly said “oh it’s a holder for your glasses.  I make them and give them away all the time.  Hope you enjoy it."   The younger woman quickly added, “My mom loves to make things and give them away.   She gives these eyeglass holders to everyone she meets.”   Her mom then whispered to me, “You know, I put my holder on a hook by my bed.   The older you get, the harder it is to remember where you put things.  With an eyeglass holder by your bed you always know where to go to find your glasses.”

The elevator doors opened and the two ladies and I parted ways but I’m still thinking about the kindness of a stranger.  It has had me thinking about what goodness or kindness I've shared lately.