This piece was inspired solely from an encounter I had on 6/6/20 with a Door Dash driver. What struck me about him was how humble and kind he was. There are some people who just have that energy which changes yours. It has nothing to do with what they say, it’s just their aura. Simply being in their presence has a beneficial effect on your energy field. I was having a pretty bad day with my mind dwelling on the negative. I worked the whole day, and had cravings for sweets.
Fighting the urge, I ordered a low-carb high protein meal devoid of sugar. With the tracking system, I was able to see when the driver was close, so I went downstairs and in the front of the building. As I stood outside, the breeze felt refreshing after being cooped up inside all day sitting in front of a computer screen. When the driver arrived, he thanked me for coming out because he said he was worried that he wouldn’t be able to find the place thinking that the building number meant I lived in one of the tall upscale buildings with luxury amenities. I wish I did, but I told him that it was just this rusty old residence I was at. He thanked me and gave a kind gesture bowing his head, making my day.
I felt bad I only gave a two-dollar tip, I wish I could have given him a million, not for any reason other than being a sincere kind gentlemen, something I think is rare to find these days. As I returned to my lounge with my meal, I savored every bite while thinking about his kindness. My loud friend then arrived ending my peaceful dinner. My friend is famous in Asia being a TV star, and talked about the usual things which typically was centered on himself. I thought about telling him about the wonderful man I met, but I just continued eating. Then he was glued to his phone as usual and then told me someone he knew died in an accident in Thailand. It is weird how you can go from depressed and agitated, to meeting a stranger who uplifts you, and then meet a friend who tells you bad news. Ah, nothing like riding the daily waves of human emotion. Thank goodness for that Zen state of mind.
After finishing, I then decided to tell my friend about the wonderful fellow who delivered my delicious meal. My friend then asked what did the driver do that was so special, but that was the point, he did not do anything. He was just sincere. I said that it was his energy and humbleness, and my friend replied, “Like me?” He was right, just like him. My friend has that actor’s personality which demands attention, but despite his fame, my friend is a down to earth great guy who genuinely wants to help those less fortunate.
My meal came with a set of plastic utensils and a napkin, but I will keep that white spoon to remember that day when I met a kind genuine human being. This is what the world needs more of. They say you remember people by how they made you feel. I do not know who he was, and I probably will never see him again, but what I will remember was his smile and how humble and kind he was as if he was honored to deliver my food.
I generally have a low opinion of the human race, but every so often I come across a song, a work of art, or in this case, a person, who gives me belief that there still are good people out there. I will do my best to be such a person. If there is a bright future for us, it is going to be due to these kinds of people, not government or technocracy. The gods do not seem to care, so it is up to the human spirit to raise the consciousness on this earth and steer the evolution of human beings in a positive direction.