This morning I’m sitting in the airport waiting for my flight back to Edinburgh. I had a lovely – and challenging – two weeks at home and now I’m supposed to be back to living my life in a more stressful, but also rather more exciting way.
Getting coffee before a flight is a must for me. Coffee is a necessity to me as I often have low blood pressure which means my head gets heavy and painful when the weather changes or I’m in any sort of a stressful situation (which traveling always is to me, but I still love it) or I just woke up. Coffee also calms me down a lot, it’s pure therapy to me. So I went to a little coffee shop in the airport and got a cappuccino.
I’m aware the thing I’m going to write about is rather cheesy but I think that the point is still valid. There was this girl at the coffee shop who gave me my coffee with the most rewarding of smiles. It didn’t seemed forced or faked (even if it actually was). It was the most genuine, warm smile which made her face x10 more beautiful. And it made me feel so much better. It made me feel lovely. I noticed she was also giving this wonderful smile as she was handing out cups of coffee to everyone – men and women, old and young. I wish I could have captured it in a photograph.
There can be infinite arguments as to why these simple acts of kindness – even if just a smile – lift our spirits. Love for us, human beings, is non-negotiable. We need it. I’m not necessarily talking about romantic love. Family love, friend love, pet love, kind acts from a stranger-love, God’s infinite love. The way we approach others has an effect on them. By making them feel loved and accepted we’re making the world a better place.