Welcome to Monday!
I was walking down a busy street yesterday and noticed a car driving ever-so-slowly, looking for an address. In the car was an elderly couple. Cars were swerving around them, giving them a wave in a can’t-mention-on-my-G-rated-blog-gesture. The couple’s car slowed to a crawl, trying to cross one lane over to get to the destination. As you can imagine, this did not make the other cars any happier.
Finally, another car stopped traffic so that the elderly couple’s car could cross in front of him.
A simple act of kindness by that one passing car, but such a lovely thing to witness.
I could easily imagine my 82-year-old mom driving like that elderly man…trying to concentrate on the street address she needs to find, unaware of how she is affecting traffic. I’m not sure how much longer my mom will be driving (or should be driving) and you could certainly make an argument for the dangers of driving as one’s reflexes and quickness are diminishing.
But…there’s a part of me that thinks we should all slow down a little and give others’ a break. Especially older people like my mom who are trying to hold on to their independence.
After all, we’re all going to be there one day. Shady Acres.
Kindness is so attractive. So inspiring. In fact, I’m feeling inspired! In honor of that nice person in the car that slowed traffic, let’s have a giveaway this week. I have another Amish cookbook, eager to find a home in someone’s kitchen.
Leave me a comment or send me an e-mail (suzanne at suzannewoodsfisher dot com) about an act of kindness you have done this week. Go ahead and brag about yourself! I will love to read about your acts of kindnesses! The only rule is that it has to be a kindness performed this week. No old stuff, no matter how amazing it was.
You have until Friday night to leave a comment! Enjoy your week!