Thursday, May 27, 2010

Take A Minute....

Today, Matthew and I went out for breakfast and to borrow our BIL lawnmower..ours bit the dust.
On the way home, there was traffic due to some people working on the railroad. When they got moved, the cars started moving.
Well this young guy in a truck didn't move. His truck had stalled on him. The people are honking their horn and whatnot. He waves them on around him and, as they go, they GLARE at him...giving him dirty looks.
We wait until it's clear, go around him, then turn around and go back. Matthew gets out of the car and helps him push his truck to the side.
This got he and I talking. There were about 10 cars that went around this kid. In those 10 cars, they all glared at him. In those 10 cars, there were probably people who go to church every Sunday and claim to be a good person. But none of them stopped to help.
A few months ago, I went to IGA to get something for dinner. When we got there, there was an ambulance. I walked in and saw an elderly man laying on the floor, paramedics around him, doing CPR. His wife sat, stunned, in a chair. People were talking to her, trying to help her. The paramedics got him loaded up and said they were taking him to Knox Co. Hospital. Those very people who were talking to his wife started trying to figure out how to get her to the hospital, as she was unable to drive. After about 5 minutes of listening to these people make excuse after excuse to not take her, I piped up and said that we'd take her. I walked her to the van, sat her in the front seat and told Matthew to take us to the hospital. I helped her out of the van, walked her to the ER and told them how to get ahold of her son, who wasn't answering her phone. I don't know what came to be of that couple....
It takes just a minute to help someone. Just a minute of your time to help a person you don't know. Just to be a good person, to be neighborly.
We always try to help people. I'm going to start sending cards and notes to people who just need encouragement on www.wishuponahero.com. Just something to do to brighten someones day. When we see someone who needs help, we help them. It's just something we do.
So I challenge you all to take a minute.
Go volunteer at your local hospital or nursing home. Find someone that needs words of encouragement and write them a letter or get them a cheap card. It does come back to you...all the good you put out there comes back to you. Even if it didn't, just help. Your words, your thoughtfulness could be just what that person needs.
Take a minute..........you won't regret it.

1 comment:

  1. I think I am finally rubbing off on you. Call it karma, call it whatever you will, but a very famous man said "If you've done it to the least of these, you've done it to me."

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