Over the course of a lifetime, each of us will be touched by the generous spirit of others.
Family and friends are often the first line of support when we hit bumps in life: an illness in the family, loss of a job, a home, a loved one.
And how many heartfelt stories have we heard of a teacher, a nurse, or a caring neighbor changing a person’s life through kindness given above and beyond the call of duty?
Key uplifting life moments may spark from surprising places. A casual acquaintance steps up to help when hearing of someone’s struggle. A stranger on the street sees a person in peril and takes action. A social media contact reaches out to someone showing signs of trouble.
One of our family’s unexpected angels was our son’s “autism whisperer” David (In Memory and Thanks), whose brief time on earth left the legacy of our son’s ability to get out in the world, and my wish to share that positive spirit with others.
We are grateful for the other “angels” who have stepped up and continued to walk by our side. The unanticipated kindness of strangers continues to surprise us.
Never underestimate the power of goodness in the human spirit.
When graced by the goodwill of others, find a moment to express gratitude. If given the opportunity, be that comforting angel for someone in need.
This week’s Hike Notes, Telegraph Hill Stair Walk, takes readers on one of the many stunning stairway walks in San Francisco.
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Hike Notes 72: Telegraph Hill Stair Walk
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