A slice goes a long way
I sat in a park to meditate before a big meeting at the Hearst Tower where many were eating their lunches. You know, trying to attract those positive vibes and reduce my anxiety. Once I was done, I still had about five minutes before I needed to go in and began people watching.
A man and woman, coworkers it seems, were sitting together enjoying their pizza when a homeless man walked through the park and stopped in front of them. "Can I please have a slice? Just one," he asked desperately as the colleagues stared at him. The woman only had one and was about half way through, but the man had a mini to-go box on his lap with his half eaten slice and another. Without hesitation, he handed the man his second slice and they all went on with their lives.
I was so grateful to witness this scene. Normally, I'm so lost in social media or my emails when I have a free second that I don't always take the time to look up and notice the world around me. It was a heart warming experience and lesson in disguise.