It’s the simple things…
Our friend Nirali was so right. Sometimes itâ€™s the simple things that can be the most meaningful. This is what struck me last night at the Seva CafÃ©. Hugs among old friends â€“ and new friends. Smiles of understanding between perfect strangers. Tasty food to please the senses, and simply beautiful musical artistry to delight and amuse the spirit. Little notes (and doodles) of gratitude and encouragement. Big messages of inspiration in the making (for the Walk for Hope).
Also, random acts of kindness, likely happening all over the place. One simple, beautiful act that I witnessed was a guest inviting a hungry homeless woman off the street to dine with her and her daughter.
On a personal note, I had been looking forward to being a server again last night, mainly because I wanted to get better at it compared to how I felt Iâ€™d done on opening night. I just hadnâ€™t felt Iâ€™d truly done justice to the whole mind-boggling concept. As it turned out, I was assigned the maitre d role this time. I soon discovered that each time I explained this crazy, radical â€œexperimentâ€ to a new guest, and watched their reactions, the more in sunk in for me. And the more I observed our simple, human interactions, the more I knew we must be on the right track. It doesnâ€™t really matter what my role is. We must be doing something right.
Thank you ALL for the opportunity to be a part of it.