Mar 04, 2010
A Good Fortune to Know You
Last week I had a nice lunch with my friend Paul. While we were sitting, my friend Tatiana happened by and stopped to say "hello". I introduced them and mentioned their common interests, so they swapped business cards.
As it turns out, Tatiana's boyfriend Eddie also knew Paul, and launched into spontaneous high praise when Tatiana mentioned meeting him.
Tatiana told me the story by email, adding, "I feel honored to now know him."
Privacy be damned. I passed the compliments to Paul, who quickly wrote me back:.
"Gosh, I would have had no idea. Thanks so much for passing it along. I got a fortune cookie the other day which is on my desk. It says 'A single kind word will keep one warm for years.' I believe it."
Privacy be damned once more, I had to share this story with you :-)
My Aunt Virgie shares this quote in her .sig file:
"If there is any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not deter or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again." -- attrib. William Penn.
Kind words are kind acts. Let us happily pass them along.
Names changed, of course. Privacy isn't that damned around here.
Photo yoinked from fortunecookiestore.com