Random acts of Tico kindness

20130311-061947.jpg

When I’m in another country I spend time just people watching and learning about a culture by seeing what they do.

I was recently in San Jose, Costs Rica, a large urban city in this Central American country. While there I witnessed the heart of some of its Tico citizens.

I was sitting in a second story cafe watching the people walking on the Calle Central. I saw, but could not hear a sweet little man busking on a mandolin type instrument. He wasn’t getting much attention until a young woman hurried to give him some coins just as he packed up to move on his way. I was happy to see this, but disappointed because I didn’t get to hear him play as he disappeared into the crowd.

The next day, ahead of me on the street, I was elated to see the little man again! As I got nearer I could hear him singing and strumming. The closer I got I realize he sounded horrible. As I stood in front of him, I saw he was most likely mentally challenged, yet here he was playing his heart out. The young woman the day before, probably saw this and gave her coin with appreciation. Both of their gifts touched me as I witnessed them in a sweet moment in a busy city.

About these ads
This entry was posted in celebration, community, consciousness, costa rica, energy, inspiration, intentional living, life, transformation, travel, Uncategorized, urban and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s