Today I’m grateful for
The kindness of strangers.
As an example (and this is not the only example I can pull from — just the most recent), last night I was leaving work late (10:30) after a long day. It was coldish (mid 40s) and raining. Dank, dark, and dreary. I hopped into minivan and turned the key … “click.” not good. Turned the key again “click” and noticed the clock was on the wrong time. I grab the cellphone to call Spouse to tell him I’ll be a while as I’ll hang around and wait for AAA (another thing to be thankful for) when I noticed two guys in front of the pizza shop next to my store. I’m like, hey I can sit here and wait 45 minutes for AAA so I’m not completely stuck — BUT does anyone mind. Amazingly enough of *4* yes count them *4* cars there only one had jumper cables. (I was given a moment’s hesitation when I couldn’t find the cables in my car — as I told the pizza guy “I might be getting divorced tomorrow” sometimes Spouse “helps” me by cleaning out my car and then removes all the stuff that isn’t “necessary” but I did find the cables in a moment).
So, the nice young man helped me out (even got the jumper onto the positive post of my battery – really bad design on Honda’s part had to put a cable on), we attached the cables, he turned on his pickup, and then I hopped into Minivan, click, brrrrrrooooom.
Taking a moment to help a stranger can really make someone’s day. It’s a good thing to keep in mind in our workaday rushaday world.