Stories of Kindness from Around the World

A Street Corner Conversation Using My Heart

--by cabbage, posted Feb 14, 2010

It was a nice day today, so I rolled down my window as I was driving around with the window rolled down.  As I pulled up at some lights, I met a man who was down on his luck at a street corner.

I pulled out some loose change and held it out to him.  When he came over, I looked in his eyes and asked him how he was doing.  He asked me where I was from and when I told him he proceeded to tell me a story about his life and career in various places, including the place that I was from.

I smiled and listened and it was a good feeling to just listen to him.  Then the light changed and we said goodbye/take care and I drove off smiling. 

On the way home, I couldn't stop thinking about this interaction---how I was totally *present* in the moment while it happened and how my intention was just to *be there*.

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Readers Comments

CW wrote: Good on you. This could have been a test of your soul fromthe angels, indeed he may have been an angel waiting for a kindly human soul to bless you both. Angels work in mysterious ways.
wayfarer wrote: The fact that you acknowledged him as a human being probably meant more to him than the money. Well done, Cabbage!
Jacinda wrote: What a beautiful post Cabbage! Thank you so much for sharing. Big smiles, Jacinda
MakeSomeoneSmile wrote: Your "being there" was probably one of the best moments he had the entire day. Thanks for caring!

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