Kindness Strikes A Chord

Calming to the eye and spirit...


I walked out of the tube station one afternoon and was really feeling great after completing an important errand. I was caught up in my own thoughts walking behind two very suave, well-heeled and well-dressed gentlemen. Half my luck or blessing to be walking behind two classy characters. Anyway, as I came around a corner I noticed a young lady who was very upset. I could see that she was crying a great deal. I was debating whether or not to stop and talk to her. Well, my Melanesian or Christian spirit prevailed upon me to stop and ask if she was alright. So I did stop and I asked if she was fine. She just said she needed a good cry so I assumed that the sooner I left her alone the better she’d feel – a bit of a contradiction there I s’ppose. Anyway, I thought better than to hang around so I walked on. She was still crying but in a kind of subdued way. 

I left her and headed for the main walkway. I noticed that the two classy fellas had stopped a little way off looking towards me. As I came near them they asked if she was fine. I said the lady just wanted to have a good cry. One of them then said that I was very kind to have stopped and talked to the lady. He said if I hadn’t stopped they would have walked back to talk to her. I said it was better that someone stopped on the off-chance that she may want to discuss whatever was upsetting her. I thanked them for their kind words and headed for the shortcut. 

I realised that our humanity does strike a common chord no matter where we are in the world. I didn’t know the lady or the two gentlement from Adam, yet we spoke to eachother. It seemed to me that kindness should not have a price on it nor should it be withheld ’cause we’re scared of what others might say. From this encounter I realised that a little kindness does strike a common chord – it touches our humanity and connects us to eachother. 

A small example of life in my day. Now that is not a bad day at all.

Author: IslandMeri

I am based in Port Moresby, the capital city of Papua New Guinea. The purpose of this blog is to share my magic moments in Papua New Guinea, elsewhere in the Pacific and the world. I have many creative pursuits - singing, songwriting, amateur photography and blogging.

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