Today, I have constantly been the recipient of “acts of kindness.” At first glance, I would normally go into my “I don’t deserve this” rant, but rather appreciated how there was a kind person (even two) for every grumpy person I met.
I had a normal friday full of stuff to do as usual and one of them was to wait at the dealer for my oil change. I’ve been putting off this task for a while now because I hate wasting an hour waiting there and I usually don’t have good experiences at auto dealers. To my surprise, I received the best service today. The service rep and the cashier were super nice and my car got done quicker than expected. Hmmm..
Off to the farmer’s market… I usually get flustered at the market either trying to find parking, getting cut off in the line to pay for my purchase, or people pushing and shoving to get the best strawberries. Upon arriving, this lady waved at me to signal that she was parked in front of me and she was leaving. Wow! That was a first. Then, went to get some tomatoes from the same vendor I always go to and he gave me a handful of jalapenos and told me to “make a kickass salsa” tonight. These guys are always nice and friendly, but what a gesture! Finally finished my rounds at the market at the food vendors to get some lunch. Bought some yummy spring rolls and the guy gave me extra of every ingredient. My spring roll was about 3 inches in diameter and looked like a mega burrito. I didn’t even ask for extra.
To top off my friday, a wonderful friend and yoga teacher, Jennifer, offered me her extra ticket to His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s sold out event next tuesday!
How coincidental is that His Holiness will give a teaching entitled Eight Verses of Training the Mind: Awakening the Heart of Compassion.
Yikes! A real lesson of, “give what you want to receive” in action! Can’t wait!
Have a wonderful weekend!