Making the World Beautiful

When I came out of the parking garage and into this park, I spotted this man amidst dozens of potted plants that he was busy putting in the soil. “What a great thing.” I thought, “He makes the world more beautiful.” I went over and asked if I could take his photo. He allowed me to do so. When I asked, he told me he is from El Salvador. I’d lived and taught there for a couple of months two years ago. We chatted for a few minutes about El Salvador and his new life here in the US. Then we shook hands and went our ways.

22 thoughts on “Making the World Beautiful

  1. walkingwiththeway

    Thatโ€™s great news, itโ€™s always a blessing to see people doing their little bit for making the world more colourful!๐Ÿ˜Š

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  2. Garfield Hug

    What you did is such a kind act. To stop and say hello or chat to foreign employees. In lil red dot some folks turn up their noses at the Indians or Bangladeshi workers digging trenches here and constructing our infrastructure. Like you, I stop to chat though I have not been to their home countries. I admire what you did. Bless your kind heart๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

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      1. Garfield Hug

        I am grateful to them toiling under hot sun to tar our roads, constructing buildings etc. Let’s continue to treat them as people. I am glad you do your part in USA and I do mine in Singapore. Cheers๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘

  3. sheketechad

    Beauty, indeed, all around. It is by actions like this that the everyday true can overcome the everyday absurd.. Thank you for starting my morning with a smile ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Sohair

    Great image Chris..the flowers..the smile ….the place…the essence of the topic…it is symbolic indeed…the world needs more of this to be more peaceful…cheers !

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  5. sloppy buddhist

    a world of many…nice gaze I can imagine you speaking with him Chris ๐Ÿค“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŒธ kindness as you say is always possible โ˜บ๏ธ

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