“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” — Mother Teresa
I was eating at a neighborhood hole in the wall recently, people-watching for entertainment. As the group sitting next to me got up to leave, one of the women saw someone she knew, walked over to her and said, “Sue, you look great!” and they chatted for a bit.
A while later, when Sue finished her meal, I noticed she left a very hefty tip on the table. She also made a point of thanking her server for “excellent service.” Then those two chatted for a bit, and I could hear their conversation and laughter, sounding like they were each making a new friend.
When the next couple entered the restaurant, Sue’s server warmly greeted them with a big smile. (I hadn’t noticed her doing this earlier.) So I had to wonder how all these events were connected. Easy to call it coincidence. But it warms my heart to believe that kindness changes the world.