I ventured out yesterday. Honestly I have gone out very little since March. I can count on one hand the number of visits I have made inside a store. I have several reasons that I am limiting my trips to retail establishments. Everyone I know has different ways of handling this pandemic and for me what I am doing seems right.
But I miss some of my favorite stores and I had a birthday discount and a gift card for my favorite shop in Brevard, Theophilus. It has been my number one shop to go to for anything for the five years we have lived here. I decided that this was the week I was going to go and I did. Never mind that I thought I was making the trip on Thursday when it was really Wednesday. Chris forgot to tell me the day and date in the morning.
I was thrilled to see both of the owners , a lovely mother and daughter team, Martha and Emrie, were there. They have a great system with a doorbell so they actually let you in which allows them to limit the number of customers and keep track of things a little bit better. Of course masks are mandatory in the store ( governor’s mandate) and I was happy to do that. As I shopped there was only one other person who came in and two arrived as I left but there was plenty of room and of course I found some lovely items.
One of the items I found was this little poem at the top of the page. I just loved it and it pretty much embodies everything that I believe. If you share a kindness with someone that kindness comes right back to you. Usually it comes back to you multiplied.
During this time of uncertainty and uneasiness and just the unknown I am going to hold onto this poem and keep it in sight to remind me that kindness matters. Pass it on. Share the light. Share a kindness. Be nice. It’s pretty simple, isn’t it?
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