This week, that same fabulous friend traveled 1,200 miles to help someone she barely knows; someone she briefly crossed paths with 15 years ago. But there was a need...a house that had been devastated by soot in complete interior renovation. She squeezed two days into her already busy schedule to help someone in need of direction and hope. No monetary compensation, no magazine coverage. Just kindness.
I've been thinking about this scenario over and over and I keep coming back to two things:
- I wonder how often we take our gifts and talents for granted and don't truly consider how easy it is to bless someone with what comes naturally to us on a daily basis.
- Helping someone in their time of need is never going to come at a time we deem as convenient to our schedules so we have to allow (or maybe even force) ourselves to be inconvenienced for the sake of others.
Today, as my friend travels home to her family and clients, I can almost picture a trail of imaginary glitter she's left in her wake. The sparkle of kindness doesn't evaporate when the giver is gone. It's tiny specks remain embedded in the very fibers of the place where the generous transaction occurred. So inspiring.