The kindness of strangers

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.  ~ Leo Buscaglia

A surprise package arrived for me this week and when I opened it this is what I found – a beautiful figurine of a mother and daughter sent by online friend Michele. I am so incredibly touched by Michele’s kindness and the beauty of her gift.  I find it so amazing and so wonderful how kind people can be… and to strangers, for Michele and I have never met.  Michele’s thoughtfulness reminds me that we should never underestimate the power of even the simplest kind gesture or word for truly they have the power to heal the deepest wounds and light the darkest days.