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.