The Kindness of Strangers

Mother’s Day, 2009.  I’m sitting in an out-of-town IHOP.  My only breakfast companions are my three-year-old and my very pregnant belly.  An elderly couple leaving the restaurant stops at my table and wishes me a Happy Mother’s Day, and they were just the first ones.  At least five random strangers took a couple seconds out of their day to give me a smile and some kind words.

None of them had any idea of the very rough times I was going through, but even without knowing they helped me through it.  So thank you and Happy Mother’s Day to all the strangers out there.

 

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Photo Credit, David Niblack, Imagebase.net.

 

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Filed under Family, Holidays, Parenting

4 responses to “The Kindness of Strangers

  1. And again, from another stranger, Happy Mothers Day!

  2. This is the kind of social activity we need to keep alive. Hope this past Mothers’ Day was good to you. Many thanx for visiting my blog. Peace.

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