I Should Have Hugged Him!
--by DANCE, posted Mar 12, 2016
Last week I had to travel and was carrying 2 large suitcases and 1 medium size (yes, I know…I was not traveling light….). I had to take a bus and a train before getting to the airport, not an easy task but I took it easy and left with more than enough time.
I arrived at the bus stop and there were a few other people waiting. Bus came and one by one I struggled patiently and put them inside the bus. I noticed I’d began to think ‘why doesn’t anyone offer to help?’ Sat on the bus and kept thinking ‘many are very young, most of them are my neighbours, how unkind, typical of this country, that’s why I want to leave as soon as I can….etc. etc.’
I suddenly stopped myself and decided to change thoughts. I’ve been trying especially lately to ‘switch’ as soon as I see negativity coming into my head... so…went for: ‘I’m glad I managed, I’m strong enough, I look forward to the challenges of this trip, I’ll meet people I love…etc. etc.’
Bus arrived at destination, waited for everyone to get off so I could patiently again take one by one out. AND the very one man I would have least expected-in his 70's at least!-came back up and offered to help!!!! He carried the last one for me! I was so pleased and surprised, gave him a big smile-he smiled back-and we both went on. He seemed pretty pleased with himself :-) I then thought: ‘I SHOULD HAVE HUGGED HIM’. Hope I see him again…