I was the recipient of a “Random Act of Kindness”
I don’t know why it’s difficult for me to leave home – I’ll just attribute it to the panic disorder I had in my early thirties and let it go at that. Each morning I would wake up and push back my departure for one more day – my heart just wasn’t into adventure and travel. I wanted to leave, but somehow couldn’t.
While I’m not as good of a Christian as I want to be – I still seek the spiritual in my life. While I’m not a huge believer in divine intervention, I do believe that God/Spirit/Universe can touch us in ways when we need it the most.
I filled my RV with gas at Sam’s Club in Las Cruces, and then went inside for a soft drink. A gentleman (and I use that term literally) told me to go ahead in front of him. (He worked in the hearing aid department.) I told him “thanks” and I was just getting a soft drink. He replied “just a soft drink?” “Are you sure you don’t want anything else?”
He then told the cashier he was paying for my drink as a “random act of kindness.”
Tears began to well up in my eyes, and I gave him a hug and thanked him. I told him I was feeling a bit blue, and his act made a difference in my day. The heaviness in my heart cleared and I was ready to travel.
Just like that!
I took off for Albuquerque and boondocked at the Isleta Casino. I decided that my free parking was worth $5.00. However, in an hour or so I turned my initial “investment” into $100.00! Yippy Skippy!
When I went to bed I tried to turn on my refrigerator, and try as I might I couldn’t get it lit. The wind was blowing and rocking the RV, so I just went to bed. The next morning I called an RV repair service in Albuquerque. The owner said he was booked up, but would look at it to see if he could get it to light – if not I’d have to make an appointment.
The wire for the pizzo lighter was a little off kilter – he fixed that and it lit! :-) He wouldn’t take any payment, so I thanked and hugged him. I was on my way – another “random act of kindness!”
I was on my way to Farmington…
Did I tell you that I have a very alert and consciousness co-pilot?
The drive to Farmington was beautiful along Highway 550 – perfect temperatures and lots of beautiful cloud formations in the sky.
Sometimes I’m amazed by the natural beauty of New Mexico…
Every night recently before I go to sleep, I listen to “The Soul of Healing Affirmations” by Deepak Chopra on my iPod. Don’t get excited, I’m not joining some sort of esoteric community. I’m just trying to find a little more balance and peace in my life. Aren’t we all?
I think it’s working for me…