Your Friendly Hise Hikers Tuesday Tip… Be Kind.
I’ve shared stories from various adventures we’ve had over the years including…
Encountering people who have lost their map (or never had one to start with)… and we have given them one of ours.
Encountering people without a tide table on the Lost Coast Trail, where crossing certain areas are tide-dependent. 😮 We shared the tide table with them and they took a pic with their phone for the rest of their journey.
Encountering someone who didn’t have a water report and no access to wifi to download it – we gave them ours.
Encountering people who have run out of coffee on day XX of their trip and we have shared one of ours with them. ☕
We’ve given many a hiker a ride to the nearby town for their zero-day.
You get the idea, right?
Why do I share all of this? Because as this quote from Bob Kerrey shares, “unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.”
We wholeheartedly agree with this sentiment and we consider some of these small actions of helping out fellow hikers a contribution toward that kindness and, we hope, that one day, should we need that unexpected kindness, a lovely human would be there to do that. <3