Has a Stranger Ever Made Your Week, Becoming a Friend in a Split Second?

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Reflecting back on my week, the highlight was meeting Wilfred, a parking attendant in an office building here in Los Angeles.

As I was leaving a meeting, he said to me, “You are going to be fine. You are going to be more than fine.” He then went on to say that he was thinking about me and wishing the best for me.

I was touched that he took the time to look me in the eye and let me know that.

That act of kindness, one human being to another, made my day. It made my week, actually! Thank you, Wilfred. I hope to be more like you.

So, tell me: Has a stranger ever made your week, becoming a friend in a split second?

If not, who or what made this past week special for you?

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Maria Shriver is a mother of four, a Peabody and Emmy Award-winning journalist and producer, a six-time New York Times best-selling author, and an NBC News Special Anchor covering the shifting roles, emerging power and evolving needs of women in modern life. Since 2009, Shriver has produced a groundbreaking series of Shriver Reports that chronicle and explore seismic shifts in the American culture and society affecting women today. Shriver was California’s First Lady from 2003 to 2010 and, during that time, she spearheaded what became the nation's premier forum for women, The Women's Conference. Shriver's work is driven by her belief that all of us have the ability to be what she calls Architects of Change -- people who see a problem in their own life or the community around them, then step out of their comfort zone and do what it takes to create the solution.

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