The real magic of The Kindness Cab is simple. It makes people smile. I see it everyday. I see it in the people I pick up. I see it in the pedestrians on the street. I see it when I look in the mirrors and catch a glimpse of myself. Smiling.
There is something wonderful about giving something for nothing. People respond from the heart. Whenever I see a smile on someone's face I feel honored and privileged to be driving this cab. It makes it all worthwhile.
Today's mission: Make Chicago smile.
The Kindness Cab spent the whole day determined to complete its mission. Our first smile came when we were invited to breakfast at world famous Ina's restaurant. FREE breakfast is always the best way to start a day. Thanks Ina.
Then I was off to pick up a Panamanian family visiting Chicago for the first time. I drove them to the famous navy pier and had a rip roaring time. No one ever told me how much Panamanians smile. It is most definitely contagious.
Next stop. Uri the Ukrainian harmonica player.
His sweet ballads were music to everyone's ears. His young daughter Delilah was also a rather delightful soul. Her harmonica skills did need some fine-tuning though...(umm, Leon she was only four years old!)
Overall my trip to the windy city was definitely a positive one.
Smiles all around. Mission Accomplished.