My phone rang again flashing an unknown/unsaved number.
Her: Hey, is John there?
This was the same woman who called me 3-4 times earlier.
Me: Um…No. U called Me again.
Her: Oh my god. I’m so sorry.
Me: That’s fine. I know you’ve been trying to look for him. Is he okay?
Her: Well, I don’t know. He’s my step brother.
Me: I hope you find him. And I also hope that he’s ok.
Her: Thank you. You are very sweet.
Me: Thank you. Why don’t you try looking him up on yellow pages. U know, through his last name or something? Cause I’ve had this number since last year. He must have had this number or something like it before that.
Her: Me and my sister tried all that. Its been a while since we’ve been searching for him. I sent him emails and stuff…..we tried all that. [3 second pause] You are very nice. God Bless You my dear. I’ll call you and let you know whenever I find him.
Me: Yes, that would be nice. Cause I’ll be worrying too.
Her: I could tell that from your voice. Thank you again. Take care. bye now.
Me: Thank you. And you too. bye.
It always amuses me how a small conversation, two words of sympathy, talk of comfort, can actually mean a world to someone. We didn’t know each other. Religion, ethnicity, culture, color, etc comes in wayyyy later. All I knew was that she was worried for her brother. I understood her pain. So I tried my best remembering that no deed is small.
As I always say…
[[ Its the Small things that make the Big things matter ]]
So take small steps.
Go make someone Smile.
Help someone in need.
Who knows, someone will do the same when you’ll need it.