A Small Detail, 20 Years Ago
Posted by Jane Murray on May 18, 2020
A profound image that a member of our circle shared yesterday:
I was the receiver of a micro moment of kindness with major ripples in my early twenties…
I was at a point in my life when I was extremely low and, while I don’t think I would have acted on it, thoughts of ending my life had started to creep in. It was a dark time and I didn’t see a way out of the darkness. I was working in the front office of a government office and barely holding it together.
My boss came back from her lunch break and brought me a cookie with a big smile. It touched my heart on a day when any shred of kindness or love meant I was able to get through that day.
I do not even remember if I ate the cookie, that wasn’t the point. It was like someone lit a candle in a super dark room and it was enough light that now 20 years later I still remember it so clearly.
It made me reflect that we never, ever know what impact an act of kindness will have. The small details seems to be so vital to aliveness in every sense.