A Package With Six Or More Faces
Posted by Nisha Srinivasan on Nov 3, 2020
Her turn came to deposit the parcel and she was short of change. While she was scrambling, I offered her that change. She was surprised but took it and turned back and flashed a huge smile.
And when she left, she called out my attention and said a hearty, loud, cheerful, "Thank You" that made everyone, including the cashier, smile.
The story begins again for me. Because in that moment, I experienced how her largish way of blocking the doorways is probably the same largish way in which she smiled and thanked. And a person is a package with six or more faces but what is inside may be the same.
And I would have never seen the other side or the same side but for that little opportunity to offer her some change. Acts of kindness as windows of experiential understanding got reinforced in me.
And, anyone who dissolves my judgments, unleashes upon me a rain of kindness and am deeply grateful for such moments.