Sharing in the Good Stuff
A woman in a purple t-shirt is looking out at the ocean.
She glances back at the boardwalk that runs along the shoreline. She catches my eye. She smiles. And she says:
The dolphins are out this morning.
I look where she had been looking. I see waves, foam, the sun on the foam. Then I see the dolphins.
First a fin. Then another fin. Then gray bodies arcing through the waves. There are three, maybe four of them.
I didn't think the ocean water could be more beautiful this morning. But here are the dolphins making it so.
I turn to the woman in the purple t-shirt.
Thanks for sharing this, I say. I didn't know they were here.
The woman nods, smiles, turns back to the ocean.
She didn't have to share the dolphins. She didn't have to risk that I wouldn't care or make time.
But she did. And my morning is larger for it.
I thank the woman in the purple t-shirt again. It was good to see those dolphins. And it was good to be reminded that sharing is worth risking.