There’s an interesting conundrum that goes on in this world.
If you are on the receiving end of something bad done by someone unknown, it becomes a filter through which you view other people. As if you are looking for the perpetrator in every face you see. It colours your view of mankind and the people around you. You see other people as capable of this bad thing.
But if you are the happy recipient of something wonderful and equally anonymous, I believe you start looking around you as if waiting for that person to show up. You look at each person in your life, that has crossed your path and you think, ‘Is it you? Are you the one who did this wonderful thing?” And the amazing part is when you do this, you start to see other people with that same hope. That same idea that maybe this person did this for you.
I have been the recipient of a few of these acts of kindness and the latest one has been this amazing birthday cake a couple of weeks ago. At the time I got it I had no idea who gave it to me, and with every bite I wondered. Who did this for me? Who thought of me enough to order a cake with my name (spelled correctly) and then have it delivered? Part of me wants to know and yet, another part of me doesn’t. As long as I don’t know who gave it to me, my mind sifts through my friends, relatives, acquaintances and I give them each the credit for this gift. Maybe it’s not fair,to give others credit for what one person has done, but it has been fun to wonder who did this.
If you are the wonderful person who did this for me, thank you very much. It was delicious!