How Can You Not Be Touched?

Earlier this evening, I had something happen to me that made my day. I was sitting down in the Starbucks where GigaOM got going, talking to Liz, who happens to be in New York for Internet Week, while I waited for Tony Jebara, CTO of Sense Networks, a company I wrote about earlier this morning.

While I jawed on the phone, a kind lady by the name of Nina left me a little note on a Starbucks napkin, encouraging me to stay healthy and saying how much she liked reading us. (See photo). Nina, thank you, from the bottom of my heart. Your gesture really touched me.

The wishes and prayers of such readers is why I have been able to find to strength to deal with my medical setback. These random acts of kindness remind me of what Rocketboom founder Andrew Baron said on Twitter: “After Sysiphus’ bolder fell down the mountain, during his descent to get it again, his time was free for the beautiful things instead.” This was a beautiful thing!