you never know who’s watching

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for two and a half years now, i have lived directly across the street from the thai mission.   the doorman at the thai general consulate has worked there for 41 years, although i didn’t know that until today.   i really don’t know very much about him at all, actually.   he speaks very little english and i’m sure we have never had a conversation lasting longer than one minute – until just now.   on my way back home from walking ivan, he crossed the street and waved me over to let me know that today would be his last day, and in his very broken english said the following:

you haven’t been around much lately and i was hoping i would see you before i left.  you are one of the good ones, a big heart, kind – i know it and god knows it.  i wanted to make sure to say goodbye to you – god bless you.

i am putting that on my top 10 nicest things ever to happen list.

thai flag.

“If you see good in people, you radiate a harmonious loving energy which uplifts those around you. If you can maintain this habit,this energy will turn into a steady flow of love.”
 ~ Annamalai Swami

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6 responses to “you never know who’s watching

  1. What a very sweet story,warmed my heart and made me smile.

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  2. WOW!!!

    Sent from my iPhone

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  3. That’s so sweet of him! Good to see your still around, I was wondering where you went! Be well Laurie and Ivan!

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    • yes, it was a long summer in upstate, ny & recently in nj. . . . i am still looking for work and in the mean time the city is just too expensive! good to hear from you, my friend – hope all is well & you’re being happy!

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