5 Minutes of Fabulous: How the One-Eyed Woman Taught Me About Kindness
Cheers to the frickin' weekend, babies! Hope your week has been positive and productive.
You may know that I was in an accident about a month ago. I was walking in my neighborhood and crossing the street when I was hit by a car. I threw my hands up on the hood of the car, the driver freaked out and accelerated to hit me again. This time, I screamed and feel down in the middle of the intersection.
Many witnesses jumped out of their cars to see what happened. One woman heard my screams (she later told me that she thought it was a dog) and she ran out of her home and plucked me out of the street to take me out of harms way.
I was in complete shock. I was sobbing and confused. When I opened my eyes, I was being held like a baby. The woman who ran from her home was holding me and told me that I was safe. She told me that everything was ok. That I was healthy, strong, and beautiful. That everything was going to be taken care of. She held my hands tight.
When I was finally able to see her hands and mine intertwined, I looked up to see her face. She had one eye open and one eye shut (it looked like she had some injury or aliment). This "one-eyed woman" was the kindest stranger I've ever met and with only one eye open, she was able to see my clearer that I was able to see myself. Her kindness, warmth, generosity and clarity left an impression on me that will last a lifetime.
Two weeks after my accident, my heart and soul knew that I had to find the one-eyed woman and thank her. I went to my local florist and bought a huge bouquet of pink roses and had them wrapped up in a big bow. My intuition led me back to the scene of my accident and I parked my car just a couple of feet from where I was hit.
I saw a red door on a lovely home and knew that was where the one-eyed angel woman lived. I knocked on her door and and elderly gentleman answered. I explained why I was there and he said, "Oh, you are looking for my daughter, Stacey."
Stacey came to the door and we embraced immediately. She was stunned that I showed up at her door with flowers and a thank you note. I expressed how grateful I was for her care and tenderness and that she helped me realize that kindness in strangers exists.
Babes, a total stranger cared for me better than I was caring for myself.
With the new moon right around the corner, I want to share few ways that we can create more kindness in our lives:
1. When buying your coffee, pay for the order of the person behind you in line. Paying it forward will not only make your day but, will bring a smile to the other person's face too!
2. Text your friends. When you think of your friends, tell them. Let them know that you remembered a funny story or that you simply love them and that they make you better.
3. Do something kind for yourself. Take a warm bubble bath. Massage your body with coconut oil. Or if you are in the LA area, come join me and a fabulous sisterhood for a New Moon Goddess Ceremony on 8/21. Respond to this email for the details.
Where can you recognize kindness in your life? How can you show more kindness to yourself and others? Can you say something nice to a co-worker? Or bring your best friend coffee on a hard day?
Sending you all the kindness in the world.
Love you always,