I passed by this billboard today on my way to church. When I got into the tube – this beautiful lady – she must have been 80 years old, sitting next to her husband looked so stylish and glowing. As I got off the train – I complemented her – saying she looked really lovely. She was of course taken by surprise- but she smiled endlessly. Heartfelt kind words at the right time are powerful and connect us to each other.
On the opposite spectrum- when I changed trains, a young girl clearly suffering from an eating disorder sat across me. She was reading” anorexics and bulimics anonymous” I had no words for her- all I could do was send her a kind smile. Connection is possible even in tough circumstances- seek and you will find. The ebbs and flows of life. Joy.