Power of Kindness

Sunday, January 18

Child and homeless

I was walking down the street in New York City one day, when I heard a woman’s voice saying, “I was very sick all winter.”  Intrigued, I turned around and saw the woman handing a street person, sitting on the sidewalk, some money.  She went on talking to him.  “I had pneumonia, and every time I started to get better, I’d have a relapse.  Now I am finally really getting better, and I just wanted to share the joy.”

from The Force of Kindness by Sharon Salzberg