Comfort from a Stranger

20141204-080205-28925968.jpg Grief comes in waves and at unexpected times. I was just outside a store at the mall and I started sobbing–we’re talking the full-on ugly cry where you can’t get a grip. A woman came over and asked if I was okay and even though I shook my head up and down and wiped at my tears, she stayed nearby until I composed myself then checked on me again. Her kindness immediately eased my sorrow.