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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!

12 Responses to “How Can You Not Be Touched?”

  1. It’s cool that there seems to be more room in our hearts these days not only for the giving of these sorts of gifts, but also the warm-hearted receipt. Thanks for sharing this experience, made my day.

  2. Om,

    That you continue to cover so much on industries which are otherwise too disparate for us to follow is not the only reason you (and TC) are central to my daily read, even before the Guardian or BBC! That you can also retain such a genuine and transparent feel to this blog/network is inspirational.

    Hopefully, when we launch a concept I have been working on since university (not linked here), we will be able to communicate how and where GigaOm helped to focus and consolidate our vision. If we get anything wrong, I am sure you guys will let us know! In advance, thanks Om.