Friday, February 15, 2013

Hurricanes and Acts of Kindness

"If it were not for that, not for the effect of kind words, kind looks, kind letters...I should be inclined to think our life a practical jest in the worst possible spirit." (Robert Louis Stevenson)  As a Crisis 101 Expert allow me to assure you that when Hurricane Screw-You rips through your Life leaving Debris and Fracture in its Wake, those are the Moments when you will remember who stopped to look after you (and if you don't then you've never experienced real trauma).  Because lets face it.  Most People don't, Care that is.  Its not their fault.  You (and me) are not Special or Important to them.  These Random Strangers have their own Special People to Care about (hopefully), and we do not factor into their Caring Realm.  Might suck, but there it is.  However, take heart, because while we all face some storms alone, there are times, when Somebody steps in, brushes some of the debris out of your hair, and remind you things might just be alright.  That happened for me this week.  It meant so much, and made Someone who is already Special to me even more dear.  Because, I think, ultimately what we need isn't for somebody to step in God-like and halt the Storm.  No we just need a hand in darkness to remind us we're not alone.

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