There were two plates at the start of the buffet: one for salad and one for the entrée. After she served herself a salad, she put her plate down to make an entrée plate. It was then, that one of the waiters approached her. “Here, let me take your salad plate. I can carry it for you and walk you back to your table.”
After she went through the buffet line, the gentleman (a true gentle man) was waiting for her. “I’ll take your dinner plate too.” He walked her to the table. As he did, she was filled with nothing but gratitude for his kind care.
Later on, she saw the waiter and approached him with a tip. “You really appreciate what you did for me,” she said.
“Oh, I’d do anything for you.”
(pause and let it soak in)
A complete stranger saw a person in need, did what he could to comfort and help her, then said he’d do anything for her. Isn’t that amazing?! What if we were all so loving, gracious and kind? What would the world be like if everyone was willing to do anything another person needed?
It’s a good mantra to put into practice. Hello world, I’ll do anything for anyone I can. If I see a person in need, I’ll approach them and help them. If they need something else, I’ll give it. If I’m able, I’ll do it.
The gentle man has made a conscious choice of how to live his life. I was so struck by my godmother’s story that I had to share it.
This week, practice doing anything you can for whomever needs it. We struggle to feel like we can make a difference, but this example reminds us that we can. All it takes is being willing to offer.