Towards the end of my stay, I was thinking about approaching a woman that was by herself eating. And it wasn’t about attraction or anything like that at all. It was more like, “why don’t I go introduce myself and offer her an ear to listen.” Why is she alone? Is she lonely? Does she need help?
You know, thinking back throughout the day, I saw several people all by themselves. I was thinking on the lines of, what if they’re having a bad day? What if they don’t have anyone to turn to?
I could make someone’s day by simply offering to listen to them. We were put on this earth to serve others. Even strangers in a restaurant. What’s wrong with introducing oneself to a random stranger and being friendly? After leaving for the day, I realized my mistakes. I should have taken these opportunities to reach out to others, even if that is to offer a listening ear to a complete stranger.
Have you ever encountered such a random instance of giving and gratitude? Has anyone ever offered to pay for something in public? I have. I’ve encountered those random moments of kindness. Next time I find myself in an opportunity to reach out and help someone, I’m going to take it.