A few years ago,
when I was going through the deepest point in my depression-
my living situation was abhorrent,
I had no car,
and barely enough money to get by.
All of this was because of the choices I made
but I couldn't seem to find my way out.
I was riding the bus home one day from work
when an older woman sat across from me
and struck up a conversation.
She asked me
if I took the bus often
and I replied with a yes.
She told me
how she had just lost her job
and that she wouldn't be needing her bus pass anymore
and offered it to me.
This woman had zero knowledge of my current situation
and on one of her worst days,
she still found a way to be kind to someone else.
It touched a part of me I had forgotten about
and it's an experience that will stay with me forever.
I think about her sometimes
and hope she is doing well.