After yesterday’s trail discussion, I spent quite a bit of time yesterday thinking about how we keep calm when it feels as if the world around us is unraveling. As I pondering this and driving along 66th Street, I noticed that the traffic was stopped a few cars up. As I got a little closer, I noticed a huge gaggle of geese and goslings leisurely crossing the street, apparently oblivious to the traffic. It was then that I realized that another piece of remaining hopeful is to RECOGNIZE little kindnesses when they happen. All the cars stopped, nobody honked impatiently and even when the goslings finally got across the street, no one rushed hurriedly on. A gentleman standing on the far side of 66th watched the whole time to make sure the little flock was safe. It was just a small incident but it made me feel a little better.
Have you witnessed any small kindnesses recently?