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When's The Last Time You Noticed The Kindness Of Strangers?

I got the opportunity for business travel to Dubai a couple of weeks ago. What a fabulous city and I really enjoyed spending two days with our company’s leaders from Middle East and Africa.

 

On my last day there, one of our vendor partners was taking me to enjoy a traditional Emirati breakfast. Unfortunately, on the way to the restaurant, I did a faceplant onto the sidewalk resulting in a cut above my eyebrow that required 3 stitches. While all is well now and I’m lucky it wasn’t much worse, the thing that sticks with me the most is help I received from strangers.


My breakfast companion and I had only just met but she was amazing: from finding a local clinic to sourcing my passport from my hotel to grabbing a few snacks, she jumped into action.

 

And then there was the waitress at the restaurant who was a former nurse, who realized the bleeding could only be stopped with stitches, after cleaning and dressing the wound three times.

 

Lastly there was a gentleman on the street whom we stopped to ask for directions. He directed my companion to a parking garage while walking me down the street to the clinic, taking my hand as we crossed the street and went up the stairs. Once in the clinic, he got me attention right away. And he even offered to get us some breakfast since we’d missed ours.

 

I was and am incredibly touched by this outpouring of help in my hour of need.

 

Try this ONE thing


What about you? When have you been helped by the kindness of strangers? When have you been that stranger offering your kindness to someone in need?

 

Hey! Are you already successful and accomplished? Do you have many things to appreciate about your life right now? Are you always open to learning more and growing yourself?


Despite all your successes, doyou sometimes doubt yourself? Do you hesitate to go after what you really want in life?


Or maybe you dismiss your past successes, putting them down to luck, and don’t really see how extraordinary you really are?


If this sounds like you, you and I should have a conversation. Drop me a line here, karen.laidlaw.theONEthing@outlook.com, and let’s talk!

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