From the Strangest Places

Hello and thanks for reading, visiting here.

I have a quick story for today. Something that showed me spirit is everywhere. A reconfirmation if you will.

I had to take a trip to the city a couple of weeks ago to see if more surgery was needed to repair my vision. So it meant a 90 minute trainride to the city.

Now as train rides go it’s usually okay.  I get a chance to relax and get caught up on my reading. Watch the world whizz by and ease into a day.

This was an early morning trip. Nothing our of the ordinary really. A visit to the specialist to check my cornea graft and let him give me a thumbs up or down on how it was healing.

Nothing ourt of the ordinary happened along the way. I had my morning jave and a book to keep me company.

That is till we were pulling into the station and the engineer came on over the P.A. system.

Here’s what he said… Thanks for entrusting us with your transport today. It’s time for everyone to clean up and take their garbage to the bins that you’ll find just outside the doors when we stop.

Ready, 3…2..1  and clean. Thanks everyone for doing your part. And remember as you go through your day and meet the people that you meet that everyone is going through something so be sure to be kind. Thanks and have an amazing day.

I stood there at the doorway out to the station and just smiled. I can’t tell you what a feeling I had listening to that.

Looking around at the train load of travellers wrapped up in the rush of getting to their jobs and the prepping for the daily race I could see it had an impact on them as well.

The rest of the day was clear sailing from that point, and yes it was a great one. Isn’t amazing how something so small can have such an impact on our lives?

If you have any similar stories you;d like to share I’d be honoured to hear them.

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Paul