A Chance Act of Kindness.
While we were walking around in the back alleys of Italy, we ran into a cool little shop with art.
Now, if you know me, I practically salivate at the mere thought of an art shop.
So lo and behold, I walked in.
Inside, were beautiful paintings, and clearly, I loved all the pieces. But they were rather expensive and large.Still, I still out compliments to their maker, who sat nearby.
The owner quickly understood how much we loved his work and so, without flinching, picked up a small wooden slab nearby and, right there in front of our eyes, sketched my son.
It was such a special and kind thing to do. Unprompted.
It didn’t take him but a few minutes to throw something together and automatically plant a smile onto my child’s face that stayed there for a long while.
It also showed my son how easy it is to simply take a moment and make someone’s day. His had been made. And now he was primed to go out and ready to do the same.
Score. A life lesson and an art piece at once.