Have you ever had an experience where you sought to do something for someone, and found the act gave as much to you (and more) to you as you sought to extend a kindness?
I recently met a new immigrant to this country who exhibits the much vaunted fortitude, perseverance and determination of old. I sought to make her day a bit easier, and in doing so, she has reminded me of so much.
I see my mother's smile in hers. I see my much younger self eyeing a future I thought I could craft just because I turned 18. I am reminded of the power in a simple smile, an extended hand, a shared moment of laughter