Monday, December 17, 2007
random acts of kindness
i was the recipient of a random act of kindness the other night, and it felt wonderful!!
i was checking a guest into the hotel, and it turns out he is from Sweden. so i promptly used the three Swedish words in my vocabulary: gud yul, yultomten and (of course) lutfisk. (if you can imagine, i believe i used all of these in one extremely long, ridiculous sentence!). i explained how we're trying to make jack aware of his Swedish heritage.
at any rate, he seemed so surprised and happy to hear those few Swedish words. (he also chided my for not liking lutfisk, but, oh well.) he reached into his bag and pulled out two Swedish chocolate bars, one for me and one for jack's stocking! the whole exchange took 5 minutes, but is really left me feeling warm and fuzzy inside. i can't wait for jack to see that tomte really came to visit this year!