This week, I had two wonderful run-ins with strangers. Actually, they weren’t strangers, just people in my sphere I don’t actually know (well). Both experiences left me feeling warm and fuzzy.
Experience 1: Damsel in Distress
It was pouring down rain and I had to walk 15 minutes from my university to the bus stop in a rain coat with no hood. Also, I had forgotten my umbrella in India. (Okay, it doesn’t rain here much in summer, so I never bothered replacing it. FAIL.) Anyway. Just outside of the school, a car slowed down and a man leaned out the window, introducing himself as a professor and offering me a ride. Yes, I recognized his name and face, and YES i jumped in! As I dripped all over his seat, I thanked him profusely and thought about how easy it would have been for him to keep driving and ignore my sopping wet self.
Experience 2: Free Food
A friend of mine, T, from McGill attends the same Church that we do when she’s home on break. She once introduced me to her Mom, who is from south India. T’s Mom and Varun immediately clicked and talked excitedly about the Motherland. This week at Church, T’s Mom came rushing up to me and gushed happily, “I made you and Varun Indian food for supper, it’s simple. Just kofta and daal. Do you like Indian food?” My eyes widened as I attempted to not salivate on my Bible. Um…yes. I do. We walked out to her car together to retrieve
The Precious supper, and she apologized for not inviting us over to her house. She told me how much she liked Varun and wanted to bless him with dinner from home. LOVE. Supper was amazing–spicey, fragrant and made with love.
This week has also been filled with stresses—-re-painting our apartment to Institutional White, visiting new apartments, shattering my blender and the incredible emotional and physical hurdle which is Preparing to Move (Pretend you didn’t hear that. It’s my next post’s topic). But, in the midst of all of this, two people showed me incredible love this week. Whose day can I make this week? What about you? Any experiences with random acts of kindness? Any simple and great ideas?