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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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