Taking Off My Shoes
--by guin, posted Aug 13, 2008
Today was a rainy day and I was walking down the street feeling blessed. I felt like doing something kind for someone else, almost as if I was trying to spread the abundance of love I was receiving.
I suddenly saw this teenage girl dressed in tattered clothes, getting soaked and without any footwear. She was making her way through the dirty garbage and sewers, trying to pick something that would be of use.
I immediately told her to wait for me there as I ran home to get her something. Spontaneously, I took off my shoes, which I really love, wrapped them up in a plastic cover and gave it to the teenage girl on the street.
The girl looked shocked as if she is so not used to this kind of kindness. She almost couldn't believe it.
A distinguished musician who lives down the street corner stopped his car to peer and smile when he saw what happened. The two watchmen who witnessed the little act chattered and gave me friendly looks.
(Today, I wore my dads shoes, feeling grateful even if they were a bit large for my feet.)
It takes so little to help people sometimes, if we just let go of our possessions.
U made my dayas well.