Today a friend shared her experience with reuniting a lost dog with his family.
She noticed him on the side of the road on the way to the store and again on the way back.
So she stopped.
He was exhausted and dehydrated. He’d run his pads off.
She called the local shelter, who contacted an owner looking for the very same dog.
And she stayed with him until they were reunited.
An ordinary person. Making a difference to an ordinary dog and his family.
It’s easy to think that we don’t have time.
Or to think that we have no real impact in the world.
If I were to disappear tomorrow, the world would continue without me.
So why be bothered? Why worry?
But small random acts of kindness by ordinary people can make a difference to other ordinary people.
It is such as these that make for heroes.
Because now someone’s life and reality is different.
Now that future has shifted for the better.
And they’ll never forget the experience of kindness.
This is how we teach and mold a better society.
And this is why ordinary people matter.
I know I shan’t forget my teachers.