Today is what I call a non-kitchen day. I’m doing some work, but not cooking at the kitchen. Not really a “day off”, but enough time to catch up on a few errands, the things that always seem neverending, and take the dogs for a walk. For those of you who don’t know me outside the kitchen, dogs are my passion second to food. Preferably big brown dogs, but I truly like any dog. After all, “I like big mutts and I can not lie”!
So, this morning I’m walking two of mine, and out of the blue I take a fall just after turning off of Stratford Rd. I’m talking… a true wipeout that came out of nowhere! I throw my palms out just as I hit the ground and scrape them up, leashes and poo bags everywhere! I check to make sure the dogs are ok… and of course they are just staring at me like “why did we stop?” Just slightly stunned, I pick myself up and make sure my clothes aren’t ripped, and inspect the damage which was barely anything.
Several minutes later, as I am walking off the burning pain in my palm, an electric blue pick up truck pulls up beside me. A young man has his window down, and as polite as could be says, ” Excuse me, I don’t mean to be nosy, but I saw you fall and I just wanted to make sure you were ok.” I was shocked. Tons of people probably saw this happen, and he actually acted on it. This guy took the time and turned around, and drove back to find me. I told him more than once how much I appreciated his thoughtfulness, and that I was ok, more of a bruised hip and ego than anything else!
It was a simple gesture from a stranger that made a difference. As I venture out this afternoon to finish errands, I am going to “pass it on”. We’ve all heard it before, a simple gesture or act of kindness goes a long way. I challenge you to do the same.
Enjoy the best of food and life, and hopefully a little snow this weekend! And so that this blog will have one tiny thing to do with food, I have posted my new dinner menu for next week at the link on the side.
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So glad that you are fine. What a nice gesture from a stranger!
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Will pay it forward!!! Glad you’re OK!!!
Wow! Hope you won’t be too sore tomorrow! The same thing happened to me a few years ago. I was in such a state I actually got in the man’s truck and he took me home. Glad he wasn’t jack the ripper! My friend was with me so I guess it wasn’t too dangerous. Guess pick up drivers are nice people! Patsy
Julia, I’m soo glad you weren’t seriously hurt. As I was reading I thought you were going to say you broke your hand and wouldn’t be able to cook!! It’s nice to hear about the little kindnesses that can make our days.
kathy Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2013 17:59:13 +0000 To: email@example.com
Poor Julia….so glad you are OK. And thanks for the reminder that there are kind people all around us! Take care, and thanks for the reminder to do a good deed today!