Two strangers touched my heart this week. One in the real world. One online.
|A Real World Stranger
I’d trudged back from school drop-off through icy slush and beneath sombre skies. As I reached my front door a voice called, “Hey, I like your coat.” I turned to find the friendly face of a familiar but unknown neighbour. “I see you striding down the street a few times each week,” he continued, “and your bright yellow jacket always makes me smile.”
That random ray of sunshine just warmed me right up.
I loved to think of myself as “striding”. I loved to think that my sunny coloured coat brought someone a smile. And, above all, I loved to think of my little life rippling out, touching others and bouncing brightly back.
Thank you to these generous strangers for the rippling, bouncing thrill and for reminding me to take the time in my own life to treat others to the same.