when to-do list snakes down my journal’s page; when thoughts entangle my mind and when tears threaten to fall, grace is found in a lady’s bathroom.
a small woman she may be but her heart is bigger than a box of christmas present i ever received. she held out her arms and embraced me when i felt like i could fall and shatter on the bathroom’s floor. she asked “what was wrong?”. “nothing. it’s just busyness”, said i. without a second thought, “can i help you with something?”.
i didn’t expect her to do me a favor. but she insisted. with this kind of grace, i knew i can keep moving on.
this lady cracks jokes when everyone else buries their nose in front of computer screens. she is someone you will feel awkward being around with at first. if you ask her “how are you?”, be sure to stop and listen to her answer. on her desk sits a teddy bear, a toy belonging to a 2-year-old baby of her foreigner-learning-thai student. she is someone who goes to the bathroom to brush her teeth if she knows she has said something offensive to her friends, just because she doesn’t want to have a “foul mouth”. and never dare her anything…because she will do it…as crazy as it may be.
this friend of mine exemplifies grace and kindness. in the grey moments of life, one just needs a friend like this to keep moving on.