Reaching out to strangers often leads to unpredicted experiences that are joyful and expansive.
I am often feeling so busy I don’t have time to do things that are not immediately productive. But slowing down and taking the time to reach out to others whom I do not normally encounter has resulted in some enriching experiences. Like with this man selling paper flowers in austerity Madrid. We couldn’t speak each other’s language, but with facial smiles, miming and human touch we produced a little moment of joyfulness.