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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Thank You

A Blue Corner, 2013

I noticed an older man waiting at my bus stop. He looked familiar. It was the way he stood, he had such a sweet humble way about him.

We boarded the bus and he, with his face of patience and calm, sat down for several stops. When he stood I realized what was so familiar about him. He moved like Kermit the Frog, in the best of ways. His kind, unassuming expressions, and his stance.

He had a folded green shopping bag in his jacket pocket. I assumed he was making his way to the market, sure to pass an array of people, leaving each one with the same feeling of contentment he left me.

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  1. The best of observations. I needed a good story like this today. Thank you, friend.

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    1. So happy to help, Alexandra. I hope you find one of your own, soon.

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  2. and you: thank YOU for noticing these details! Know that you are like this passenger for US (your readers)

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    1. Oh, thanks so much, Amelia. What a nice thing to say.

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  3. such a good story, good observations, good consciousness.
    I like that his folded shopping bag was green!
    I also like to think that we all have this ability to distribute good in just our manner of being.

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    1. Green certainly did seem to fit, Nancy. I believe we do all have this ability. We just need to remember to use it.

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  4. I love how strangers can touch our daily lives in this way.

    Robert Fulghum once did a cool little essay on something similar, a list of thank yous.

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    1. I love it too, Kate. I'm going to try and find this essay. Thanks.

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  5. Moments like that break my heart, in a good way, but I always shed a tear or two.#alwaysinsunglasses

    xo Jane

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    1. Oh yes. I get it, Jane. I always have my sunglasses within reach.

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  6. Lovely observations and touching thoughts.

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  7. Funny how some people touch you and they never even know it.

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    1. Kind of a nice reminder that we can do the same.

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  8. We need to really look at people who share a moment in our lives. So often we look and don't see.
    Thank you for a touching and beautiful story!

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    1. I like disappearing into my own world and I like being present in the moment and clearly seeing what surrounds me, so I know I miss some of those special people. Life is a balancing act.

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  9. lately.
    lately i've found that people and situations indeed make up for some of our feelings of whatever mood we slip into. i find that fascinating.
    n♥

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    1. Yes, those outside conditions can be powerful, sometimes in a good way, and sometimes not so good.

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  10. And the same feeling of contentment reading this has left me - what a heart-warming snapshot!

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