When was the last time you were on the receiving end of what you considered unmatched kindness…when you never in your wildest dreams have seen that coming? As I ask this question, I do so with the hope that each reader of this post can recall at least one occasion someone did something to express appreciation for them. I have had to settle for making this public announcement about one that I received yesterday since it is impossible for me to bottle and distribute the undiluted warmth and love that accompanied the utter shock and suprise I felt when my Meet the Artist Reception turned into an occasion to honor one Madona Cole-Lacy.
I am still working on regaining my balance from this humbling experience. When and how Ms. Vivienne Anderson and Mrs. Sandra Morris-Aarons formed a cohort with my husband, will remain a mystery to me. I cannot thank them enough for expressing appreciation for what comes quite naturally to me.
I am looking forward to a much needed full body massage. Thank you. The sentiments expressed will serve to boost my spirit whenever I feel myself operating on empty!
One thing is for sure – the feeling of admiration is totally mutual. I thank you for all you do to keep my creative dots connected. In keeping with my penchant for extracting the lesson of life from all that happens to me, I want to conclude with the following lesson.
Acts of Kindness such as this truly add much needed threads of joy and happiness to the fabric of our often overly-stressed lives. There is joy and happiness in both the genuine giving and humble receiving. Acts of Kindness certainly make the world a better place. I can attest to that as a result of yesterday’s experience.
Stay tuned for more on kindness relationship to the Meet the Artist Reception.