Kindness Comes in Many Wrappers

The man in front of me in the grocery checkout line looked homeless. He was what we call a “woods guy” – red lumberjack jacket, none too clean and unshaven. He moved his groceries to give me room and placed the bar to separate our groceries.  After I thanked him for his thoughtfulness he grinned a shy toothless grin at me. When the cashier took my bananas, adding it to my benefactor’s, his eyes sparkled as he said he’d almost paid for them.  The beer bellied man behind me joined in the discussion about kindness in this world. As we joked, I said “Gee, I  should’ve let him get the whole lot!” My benefactor grinned that toothless grin again and said “I would’av  if you din’t have any money.”   I was deeply touched.  It changed my whole day. 

 Just when I am despairing about the world’s present  moral abyss, this happens. The man behind me in the lineup assured me that goodness is still hiding in unexpected places.

Yes, it is, thank God.

About jm

Jane Moody offers advanced modalities of energy treatment, bodywork and counselling. A dynamic group of skills, gathered though extensive training (1800 hours of instruction in health therapies in addition to her BA.), can heal the roots of psychological suffering that prevent a satisfying life. The inspiration behind this work began in my early twenties after earning a B.A. from Vassar College in New York. I wanted to study both Medicine and Comparative Religion. I didn't do either but the interest stayed fresh. In the late 80's, I began my studies with a 16 weekend training leading to a certificate in Gestalt Therapy. A year later, I found a way to combine both earlier interests when I read Barbara Brennan's book, Hands of Light. I studied at her school for one year (1989/90) but decided against returning for family and personal reasons. That year, I had also completed a year's study in anatomy and physiology at Dalhousie University. By taking a taped course in "Awakening the Light Body", I was able to keep my knowledge growing. A few years later, I learned the bodywork of the Lightbody - "Flow Alignment and Connection". The next fall, it became possible to attend The School of Enlightened Healing in New York City (now in Asheville NC) and I graduated from there, 3 years later, with certification as a "Hands-on Healer" (1997). My practice began with Flow Alignment and gradually incorporated the new knowledge gained at this healing school in New York. Short weekend courses in Japanese Acupressure and Myofascial Release broadened my scope of bodywork techniques. In June of 2001, I graduated from A Society of Souls, Jason's Shulman's three year School for health professionals in Integrated Kabbalistic Healing. This powerful work is now the center of a range of healing skills that I bring to my clients. I live in East Chester, Nova Scotia with offices there and in Halifax, as well as a long distance practice by telephone.

1 thought on “Kindness Comes in Many Wrappers

  1. There is still a lot of kindness out there Jane. I have heard recently about people paying for the person behind them in the Tim Horton’s drive through. People paying for people that didn’t have enough money. It happens, kindness abounds. I even had two young girls hold the door open for me.

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