December 5, 2006

The Kindness of Strangers

It's funny how when your life is falling apart, people start coming out of the woodwork...

Brent LaBrosse is the guy incharge of the Alumni asscoiation here at Canadore. Anyone who saw the North Bay Lions Christmas Children's Telethon (which, I imagine, wasn't many of you...) saw him sing right around 3pm... He did a fantastic job. I told him so when I picked up my exam kit, and we had a nice conversation about our mutual hatred of the Liberal Party's overwhelming interuptions, and how the telethon lost about $10,000 because of it. Then he had me open the card my parents sent with the kit, because he likes seeing the encouragement that family sends... It was nice to have someone to share that with.

Then, after a solid half hour of searching, I found a computer lab to hide in until class starts; that's where I am now. Within about 30 seconds of sitting down, Sheldon, a guy I kinda know from class, who is also the Humanities rep for CSRC, sat down, and offered me many kind words of encouragement...

Wow. It's really amazing how much better a person can make you feel after just 2 minutes of quiet conversation.

Just thought I'd put that out there.

1 comment:

Ginny said...

Those are good stories. Those people are wonderful people. I'm glad you ran into them today. It's a rough time right now for you, and those little somethings make things a little more bareable.