This is the 2nd part of yesturday's adventure along the Fundy Shore, however I felt it deserved a special solo post.
Anyone who has acted as a caregiver to a family member with an illness will appreciate just how special a random act of kindness can be.
This is Shaw's Country Market in the tiny community of Port Greville - The scene of the act! This quaint old fashioned market holds many, many treasures but none as special as the owners Terry and Gayle Shaw.
Upon arrival we were welcomed like family. I had met Mr. Shaw several years ago through a regional tourism Board in which we both served. So he had a bit of background on my mother's condition. It was easily apparent after being in the store for a few minutes that we were having a bit of difficulty. Mrs. Shaw jumped to the rescue and offered to sit with Mom and entertain her while we browsed the 2 floors of the market, un-distracted. I couldn't believe that anyone would be so thoughtful to virtual strangers. I came back downstairs to find Mom happy and eating an ice cream. I don't think she even knew we were gone!!
Mrs. Shaw and Mom
We never know what small gestures can mean to others. This small act of compassion certainly made our day extra special. So spread the word and pay it forward. Feel free to post you own random act of kindness in the comments.