Saturday, July 7, 2012
Day 189: Had My Daughter Make Someone Smile
There is an older woman in my building named Jackie. She is a sweet lady with a very recognizable voice that is highlighted by a thick Boston accent. From previous conversations with her, I have come to learn that Jackie lives by herself here in our building, and her only child (an adult son) lives far away. Personally, I have never lived by myself mostly because I have a fear of being bored and lonely, so I can only imagine what it would be like to be alone with family so far away. I always try to spend a couple of minutes chatting with her and learning more about her. One thing that I know helps Jackie forget about any loneliness she may have is when she sees my daughter. Her face lights up and she always rushes over to hold her or play with her feet. My wife, daughter and I went shopping today, and when we came back, we noticed Jackie downstairs. We had a bunch of things that we needed to do, but none of them were very time sensitive. So today, for my random act of kindness, we decided to give Isla to Jackie and to spend some time hanging out with her. She once again started to glow when playing with my daughter, and I am sure she could have spent all night doing so.