Yesterday I Went To A Restaurant ...

Posted by Fran Faraz on Jan 19, 2015
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Yesterday I went to a restaurant and my food was under $10.00 and they said they couldn't accept Credit Card. So I purchased a desert to bring my bill up and asked to wrap it to go. As I was walking back to my destination (I was in an an amazing workshop by the way!) I passed through the bus station,... A couple and a child walking toward me, looked very depressed and low energy. The look on their face showed a level of stress that I couldn't mistake it for anything else. I immediately thought I should give them the desert, but I wasn't sure with that much stress if they would even accept it from me! As I extended my arm and invited them to take the desert, their faces changed. A big smile came over them and the child stood up from the stroller and said "Thank you". This all transaction took less than 1 minute, but the impact on me is still present and I'm sure it's the same for them too. I have to thank you all for taking the awkwardness of generosity away from me. I've been practicing this for a while and each time it becomes more and more the natural way of being for me. Thank you all. 

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Comments (8)

  • Michaele Premet-Rosen wrote ...

    So beautiful .

  • Bradley Stoll wrote ...

    I love your own awareness in this, "...if they would even accept it...". Many times I want to do acts of kindness, not thinking about how others will accept them. Thank you for reminding me that this isn't about self :)

  • Fran Faraz wrote ...

    Thanks for commenting on it. It's reaffirming that someone has taken the time and had read and reflected on something I said. We're often used to (with the new technology) to say something out there and not be heard. Now it's part of the expectation! But with your comment, it feels great to have a response back! Thank you! Now the circle is complete for me! Now I fully experienced it. I hope it makes sense. Thanks.

  • Harpreet Sandhu wrote ...

    I have felt the same many times. Thanks for giving me some inspiration... Perhaps next time, I'll follow through... :-)

  • Birju Pandya wrote ...

    you're definitely heard! this is the kind of story I want to listen to so I feel compelled to carry forward the inspiration to others :)

  • Audrey Lin wrote ...

    Wow, Fran! I love this reflection, and can definitely resonate from my own experiences. Thank your for sharing the inspiration-- it certainly helps take the "awkwardness" of generosity away from many of us. :-)

  • JoAnn Baker Paul wrote ...

    Absolutely!

  • Fran Faraz wrote ...

    Thank you all for your response. Much love to our beautiful community.