You may have noticed our normally scheduled Friday Coffee Talk post never appeared last week. Well, there is good reason for that and I will tell you, but first I want to share about the photo above of my Zaro's Coffee in a cab.
Zaro's is one of my favorite stops at NYC Penn Station. Their marble bagels are awesome and the coffee isn't too shabby either. My train arrived early and I was not very hungry, so I didn't order a bagel, but coffee? Oh, yes- I needed that.
As I walked toward the street to catch a cab, a woman stopped me and in a very quiet voice, asked if I could buy her breakfast. She talked so fast it wasn't registering what she was saying at first. I'm sure my confused expression was evident, because she then repeated herself, a bit slower this time.
“Miss, I'm not asking for money- I'm homeless, and I'm hungry. Could you buy me breakfast? Please, I'm not asking you for money…”
She looked at my coffee cup and I looked in her eyes and said “yes. What would you like?” A toasted bagel with jam and coffee, light and sweet was her reply. So, back to Zaro's we went and placed her order. Once I paid, I turned to her and said have a nice day and she said Thank you.
Sometimes we all tend to turn a deaf ear to those who are struggling and that makes me somewhat sad. If you have an opportunity to help someone today, do it, and do it out of kindness.
So, why was our post missing last week?
I was in a bad car accident. A drunk driver totaled my new car and possibly the other car they hit as well. I'm still bruised and sore. It's been a hell of a week. I will share more about this, but for now this is all I can say about it.
I'm extremely lucky. An inch in either direction and I'm not sure I would be typing this to you now.
Life. It's short. Enjoy it. And most of all- be kind to each other.