I was jogging last week and ran past a parked patrol car. A cop was in it.
I make it a habit to wave to everyone I encounter, so I cut the air with my hand and smiled. He waved back and flashed a big grin, as if I had just made his day. As if he rarely gets acknowledged by civilians.
Surprised by the impact it had, I started thinking of other specific kinds of people that might benefit from extra kindness. Here’s what I came up with: (more…)