Thursday, September 26, 2013

JUST BE THERE

A simple act of Kindness from Beth Fryer
 
Once, many years ago, my Mum was diagnosed with breast cancer and was scheduled for a mastectomy. That morning I attended a university class in which the boyfriend of a good friend was also a student. Most mornings we said hello to one another and that was about it - he would sit with his guy friends, and I usually sat alone. When he entered class that morning, he came and sat next to me. He never mentioned my Mum; never talked about the situation at all...he just sat next to me and chatted a bit. That was the day I learned that sometimes the kindest act is just to be there...and I always remember this as one of the simplest yet most touching acts of kindness I've ever received.