During exams, I frequent this one spot in the mornings because of their cheap, good coffee and food. This morning I came in and one of the women who works here had made me a baked apple with walnuts and brown sugar, and wrote me a really nice Christmas card. I spend a lot of time at med school feeling alone – despite good friendships in my class. This morning I had felt it particularly when I woke up. Walking into kindness from a relative complete stranger is definitely a gift from the universe that I am not overlooking.