This past month I had two different friends ask a favor.
Both, have had their lives thrown into turmoil, not of their own making,
but because of the thoughtlessness of others.
The favors were miner and only required a small amount of time, gladly given.
Both have been my friends for over 30 years and the favors asked,
were for family members and not themselves.
What moved me to write about this, was the amount of gratitude given by both,
for a small effort on my part and not at any time, feeling put upon by the request's.
My one friend used the words, act of kindness.
"What you did was a great act of kindness."
It set me aback a little. Never crossed my mine not to do it,
yet, she was so moved. It was a good reminder, that friendships that
spend years in the light are often defined by one moment in the dark.