Encountering Faith In Humanity
--by RoseMarie, posted Nov 17, 2015
Driving along a country road this morning on my way to work and there was a trash collector emptying the bins/trash. The collector was down on the ground lifting up broken glass which had fallen out of the bin. Was touched by his citizenship, many others wouldn't have bothered and another could have got a punctured tyre. A small act of kindness that saved potential distress and financial cost. Gave me a great faith in humanity and made my heart sing.
A lady takes my students for Projects ie real work in an office environment. Yesterday was the first time I met her so I said I would take her for lunch today, she was really pleased, my predecessor didn't even talk to her or guide her about what she should be doing with the students to help them gain their qualification. Lunch was fab until I went to pay. .... they did not accept debit cards and I had no change. (Norma was not aware of this happening ). The girl was really gracious to me and told me to drop it in. Went to fast cash machine, battery on phone needed charged, could not remember pin on card I wanted to use so could not withdraw cash. Yikes!! Went back to work charged phone and about 2 hours later I was able to leave my students and go sort out the bill. I was really worried waitress would get in trouble as it took me so long to return. ...When the waitress saw me she just smiled, I apologised profusely and the manager said.. 'It happens sometimes, we knew you'd be back at some stage. ' How lovely! An organisation that trusts customers. I left a large tip and had my third marked encounter with faith in humanity.
During the lunch, Norma, the member of staff I had treated to lunch gave me my second encounter. ... She was able to give me valuable information about a kineseologist she uses ...didn't know I was looking for one. Lol... She said it might help my daughter with her tiredness etc. I am not a keen driver and it is about 40 minutes away, I enquired about specific location and she told me she would bring me there and back! Another encounter with faith in humanity.
Matthieu Ricard says we are innately kind, so lovely to see and be part of these exchanges today.