The fourth post in a 60-post series on turning 60.
Last week on the actual day of Flannista's 60th birthday, the Sassistas! spotted the crystal mobile (pictured above) in a window display of the Tas Design & Craft Gallery in Huntington, New York. As some of you know, Flann loves crystals and displays them in the window of her small writing room:
Flann loved the crystal mobile so much, she decided to buy it for herself to mark her 60th birthday. When Trisha, the owner, heard that it was my birthday, she gifted me with a small purple crystal angel (pictured right). "Turning 60 is significant," she said. "I know, because I turned 60 several years ago."
Her gift was unexpected, making it all the more meaningful. Perhaps growing older helps us not only to better appreciate the kindness of strangers, but also to be more kind to strangers.
When were you last touched by the kindness of a stranger? Or were kind to a stranger?