I Was Taking My Fifteen Minute ...
Posted by Savraj Thind on Oct 15, 2015
I was taking my fifteen minute walk break at work today when a sweet elderly gentleman asked me for directions. He was going to his physiotherapy appointment. I pointed him towards what I thought was the right way but he seemed hesitant so I walked with him up the stairs and down the hall to be sure. He was right! He was not in the right place! We were directed down another hallway and still couldn't find the right place. Finally we decided to call his wife and found out that he was in the wrong complex altogether. The poor man looked so sad and lost but tried to keep positive and kept thanking me. He was so disoriented that we couldn't even find his car right away. When we finally did, I gave him directions on how to find the other complex which was down the road. I hope with all my heart that he found it. He continued to thank me but all I wanted to do was thank him. Prior to meeting him I was having a very hectic, disconnected day. After being in his presence I felt mindful and myself again. I kept thinking about how much he must have given to society in his many years here. And it was my privilege and duty to help him in this very small way. I wish I could have done more. I hope a shining light guided him to his destination and then back home.