Once my son was down with a high fever, and we rushed to the hospital to do all the tests as H1N1 flu was rampant at the time. All of a sudden, I too fell ill and started to shiver uncontrollably. I was not carrying any warm clothes. As we waited for my son’s appointment, I was uncomfortable, trembling, and clenching my teeth to control the shivering. There was another lady in the waiting area who had also come with her son. As soon as she saw me, she took off her sweater and gave it to me, insisting that I wear it. I told her many times that I would be okay, but once I did wear it, I found I didn’t clench my jaw anymore. I was very relieved and also warm.
I also thought about the kindness of the lady. With the many cases of H1N1 being reported, I wondered if I would have offered my sweater to a stranger. It was rather new and expensive-looking, too.
I did return the sweater before leaving the place, and after thanking her profusely.☺️
When you see an opportunity to be kind, don’t hesitate.