Sometimes in life the most unexpected moments make your day truly special. I was at a hotel yesterday for a meeting and I had given my car for valet parking. I was admiring the beautiful rainy day from the porch and as my eyes scanned the beautiful landscaping, my car arrived.
An earnest young man came out of my car and held the door for me smartly as I reached out to my wallet to tip him. I realised that I did not have change and asked him if he had change for a big note.
He asked around and came back with down cast eyes and gave my note back and said: “No problem sir. I look forward to seeing you again at my hotel. Have a lovely day.”
There was a curious mix of sincerity and sadness in his eyes. I drove on a few meters and stopped. I looked at the note and realised that it had to be handed over to its rightful owner.
I called him back and gave him the note and said that I will certainly come back to his hotel again and wished him a lovely day. He was quite stunned to even react.
I drove on and as I looked at the rear view mirror I saw him jumping and whooping with joy. As he gazed at me with gratefulness I waved back equally grateful for the happiness that this moment had given me.
It’s incredible how much joy one can gain with so little! A moment to treasure!