Does the name Natalie Elle Woods sound familiar to you? Perhaps not. She is not a politician nor is she famous, but a spur of the moment action by Natalie earlier this month has been the topic of discussion on a number of social media sites and I really want to share her story with you.
Natalie was out having dinner with a friend on November 11th when an older gentleman seated directly behind her started talking about how disgusted he was to learn his nephew was gay. According to Natalie his friends said they would pray that his nephew would be cured. Instead of getting angry or possibly intervening, Natalie said that she thought about what Michelle Obama had said at the DNC. She said she felt inspired by her words, “When they go low, we go high.” and she decided to take the high road. She called the manager over and asked if she could pay for the dinner and leave a quick note on the bill.
Did Natalie’s actions change the mind or hearts of the people who’s dinner she paid for? Probably not, but her actions have gone on to inspire others and to show how one can make a statement outside of shouting over each other and for that I think she should be commended.
I’ve abbreviated the full story to make this easier for all to read, but if you’d like to read more about this, Huffington Post has a lovely interview with Natalie Elle Woods that you can read here: Here’s What Happened When They Went Low And She Went High.