A Simple Card For a Beautician
--by kylierose16, posted Aug 18, 2007
That day I had an appointment made, and was expecting at least a 2 week wait, but to my surprise, was told she’d be here at 3:30 that same day.
She came by, and spent an hour with me, when she was finished, I handed her $50; $30 for treatment, $20 for petrol and traveling time.
She turned to me, and handed me back the $20 and said ‘don’t worry about the travel’.
I am unable to talk, so was left to convey my gratefulness and appreciation with my eyes and a warm smile.
She politely left, smiling, but I didn’t feel satisfied. Did she really know how grateful I was for that act of kindness she did for me? Was she able to see how touched I was by that gesture? Without words, I thought not.
The next morning, I wrote her a card, writing it in words, and thanking her, and had it delivered to her building.
That afternoon, my carer received a phone call, it was from her, she was so surprised, and touched that I had sent her that card, and wanted to thank me for thanking her.
I guess this simple story, shows how kindness goes back and forth. You give, you receive.
:-) Love and hugs to ya.