Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Touched by kindness...

* I sip my lemon tea, feel the hot liquid warm my body as well as my spirits.
* Contemplative is my mind, you ask me how can tea warm my spirits?

* The tea was incidentaI it was a soul's act of kindness that has given such a beautiful start to my Tuesday morning.
* A little girl waits for a school bus every morning. An elderly sweet lady waits for the little girl every morning.
* To give a bunch of freshly picked flowers from her garden. To speak a few words of kindness.
* The little girl is excited to get lovely flowers and tell the sweet lady about her school.
* What a delicate, un-named relationship they share.

* A thread of kindness & innocence binds them together.
* The little girl being my Mallika, the elderly lady our sweet neighbour & the fresh yellow hibiscus is from her garden:-)
* Touched by this act I thanked her for the flowers and as I turned to leave, she said,"My daughter too was like her...when she was little." reminiscing her daughter's childhood.
* I had a lump in my throat and quickly walked away hiding a teardrop.
* As I placed the flowers in water I realised how beautiful life is and how people touch our lives in different ways.

15 comments:

erinn said...

what an encounter...

Marta Mourão said...

I love your photos, your colours and your posts. Have a nice week!

ailin said...

wowo that was very beautiful!!!!! and sooo true :)

Vinita said...

Great photo. I agree, people do touch our lives in different ways.
Vinita

Maddie said...

What a tender observant and
touching detail ~ the very
sunshine of love;)

Life Unscripted! said...

Touched!!!

Latha said...

Very beautiful! True... nice gestures to remember.
Hugs
Latha

Parul said...

Hi! Came by from small space style, the name caught my eye....
beautiful pictures, will be back.

Jan said...

Like the elderly, sweet woman, your words and photo have touched me.

Emma said...

What a beautiful story. Thank you!

Arch at Rang said...

Thanks each and everyone...:-)

Do drop by often:-)

Arch

Minal said...

hey archana (i believe that's your name)
ur blog is all about colors and designs and diwali is around the corner. could you suggest a few different deisgns for rangoli??\
i have been doing a few for years but am looking for something truly refreshing.
could you help??

Arch at Rang said...

minal- Thanks for dropping by:-)

I have been posting Diwali Decorating ideas on my Interior Design blog -Rang Decor.
Sorry I guess I don't have a full fledged rangoli design but do drop by and take a look:-)

rochambeau said...

I have a tear in my eye and a lump in my throat and a tear in my eye too after reading your words. Acts of kindness always make me tear up.
It make my heart smile to know your little Mallika has such a beautiful person to count as one of her
friends! After the gift of friendship, I believe flowers must be the nicest gift.
Thank you for stopping by today Arch.
You brighten my day. Your story and daughter too!

LADY LUXIE said...

I wish....I wish....I had a daughter as well...

I love my boys...but this is one of those times I wish I had a daughter too...