Kindness: a kind act
I was late. In an airport.
Without a boarding pass.
I had learned much about this word in my retreat. Kindness.
I know how to be kind..who doesn't?
I heard him ask someone..Do you know where a Starbucks is? She showed him the way. I knew the way...I had just been there myself!
No boarding pass, but I had time to get a latte for me!
Me, I ...God was talking to me and he was audible.
A man in a uniform, on Veterans Day. An opportunity for a kind act.
I walked right past him.
"go buy him his drink.". I kept on walking. Really God, someone will surely buy him a drink.
"you will.". Said the voice.
I started to sweat. But sheepishly obeyed.
I hurried to the Starbucks and said "sir, thank you for your service, may I buy your drink?"
He looked stunned and willingly let me. He was grateful, and we parted ways.
I will never know the power of that act, but I know I made my plane in plenty of time, and realized as I sat in my seat that I never saw a person in a uniform after that moment. You see, one of my excuses was, " I will get the next one."