Sunday, January 2, 2011
Soul Food #71~
Random Acts Of Kindness~
That leads me to this post to start the New Year in Soul Food~
I think almost 2 yrs ago this summer ..my husband and I were at Costco..and we liked a mattress..a Queen size mattress.. w/ a Toyota car:)
We were pondering this purchase ..and another couple was also.. but they had made their decision and was putting it on their trolley.. we said we were interested but no way to bring it home.. she said she had a pick up truck and was with her son also..One thing led to another..some smiles ..some laughter..and they said.. we will bring one set home for you..
(we had never met before)..Found out they lived maybe 15 minutes away from us..but they had a busy busy day..yet took the time to do this..The gentleman and the son took the mattresses home..to us..and she and my husband and I came back in our car..
we chatted briefly.. we looked at the gardens and they left.
I thought it was so genuinely nice of them..
They went to India last winter.. and we met this fall ..again..at Costco..
Different circumstances.. but the same kindness..
We have kept in touch a bit via email this fall..and she shared this about the new year with me in an email before Christmas..
It was uplifting to me.. and I know that's why she sent it:)
So in résumé..for everyone..this is what it was about~
On Siesta Key Beach on the winter solstice day..there was an event to mark this..as it will not happen again in 36 years..prefect alignment of sun and earth..
Which she went to~
It was the 21rst(3) of the 12th month(3) of 2010(3)..you add them up and it's 9~the next number is 1..
So.. 2011 is to be ..
A year of New Beginnings..a Year of Illumination..To let our insides shine and let it show to others through our actions..
(To me this couple is the essence of that~)
I think this is a nice foot to start the New Year on..For all of us~
On a tender note..I want to share this.. I think of my parents so much at this time of year..Today would have been my mom's 92nd birthday~That's why I am one day early for SF.
This is a beautiful photographic tribute to this gentleman's dad..the letter to his wife..is so poignant.
Days With My father