Sometimes we become friends with the most unlikely people. One of my most cherished friendships in the recent past is with a colleague of mine who is more than twice my age, but age has nothing to do with anything (a revelation!). We often discuss spirituality and the ways of the world, and everything in between. Today he brought basil-turmeric tea for me because he knew I’d been sick with a sore throat this past week.

Its these (seemingly) little acts of kindness that stay with me forever. I may forget words of flattery, or even empty appreciation from people who didn’t mean them. But these little moments where someone does something simply because they wish you well is fleeting and hard to come by, that they become precious memories that I reach out to for comfort long after the moment has passed. And for these thoughtful people, I’m eternally grateful!



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