Bet you didn't know that I'm smack dab in the middle of another big project.....that's why I haven't had the time to post recently.
Projects involve time and materials, and today I found myself in the city taking care of a few errands and sourcing materials for my project.
I had already completed my business, and was headed back to where I had parked Beast. The road is one that most pedestrians use to traverse the lower end of the city, and it always seems as if I run into someone I know along this road. There are a few wayside vendors too ...calmly waiting to tempt passersby with donuts and freshly picked fruit like dunks, sea grapes, cashews etc.
As I walked along, I kept my eyes on the distance I had to walk before I reached the safety of my vehicle....yes it was hot.......the sun was scorching hottt.
The next thing I knew an elderly lady who was walking ahead of me suddenly slipped and fell to the ground.....oh dear she fell quite hard.
In a second I was by her side along with another gentleman, and between us we made sure she was feeling okay, and lifted her back on to her feet. She did not appear dazed and was very coherent.
She told us she believed the buckle on her shoe had tripped her up. I offered to hold her bag while she bent to secure the loose buckle but she said she would make it okay...I didn't blame her, since thieves come in all shapes and fashion.
I told her I would walk behind her for a little way to make sure she was okay...she was okay with that.
We parted ways when I took another side street to where I had parked Beast....I waved goodbye....she seemed okay....I hope she made it home okay.
The entire incident brought Glen Campbell's song to my head, a song I grew up singing as a young girl...."Try a little Kindness."