Friday, June 26, 2009

Unexpected Kindnesses

Today I had two very heart-warming experiences.

I had an appointment to get my hair trimmed- just a little buzz to even out the fuzzies that have started to grow in. I went to Annette at About Faces Hair Salon in Tano Mall on Amboy Avenue. She has been my hairdresser for over 9 years. (Annette, some other beauticians and the owner Sandy did the hair, makeup and nails for my daughter's entire wedding party last year. I must admit we all looked marvelous. ) Annette was nice enough to give me a quick buzz and she asked about my treatments and how I was doing. As I walked up to the desk to pay, Annette leaned over and said "That's OK Dee no need to pay- it took me less than 10 minutes - I'll see you next month for another trim" . She really could have charged me what she would have charged a man but she didn't. Of course my eyes got teary and I gave her a giant hug and said "thanks". That was true kindness.

Then Nick and I headed over to Boro Hardware in Metuchen. This is a small family run local hardware store. My friend Pam had given me a key blank with an end shaped like an awareness ribbon and painted teal. I went up to the counter and asked the man if he could cut the key for me. He said sure, took the blank and cut me a new house key. He came back to the counter handed me the key and said "There you go. ". I asked " What do I owe you? " and he said"Nothing. Have a good day". I thanked him and turned away as my eyes teared up again. Such unexpected kindnesses. Twice in one day. It so moved me that two people could be so kind and touch my life in such a wonderful way.

So if you live in the Edison Metuchen area of NJ, I recommend visiting About Faces Hair Salon and Boro Hardware. They employ truely wonderful, caring individuals. Thanks Annette and Boro Hardware.

Every Day is a Blessing! I was certainly blessed today.


Tracey said...

Thats such a lovely story... proves there are some great people out there xx

l'optimiste said... nice! :o)