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A Good Deed

  1. Gemsong profile image84
    Gemsongposted 7 years ago

    Ever do something that makes you feel better about yourself? That's happened to me today. I was on my way home from work this afternoon when I saw a guy walking up the road. That area was more like a country road than anything else. My instinct said stop and give him a lift. Usually I don't do such a thing due to the inherent danger.

    I'm glad I listened to my gut. His destination was four miles up the road at a shopping center's Wendy's. I saved him a long walk at least one way.  Then to my surprise I found out that he was deaf.  Not only that but I remembered enough of Amerslan to talk to him. You should have seen the smile that lit up his face.

    After I dropped him off I fel really good about myself. I just felt like sharing.

    1. dutchman1951 profile image60
      dutchman1951posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      we neede more folks like you Gem, BRAVO

  2. Dame Scribe profile image59
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    That's truly a wonderful gesture on your part, Gemsong smile smile and be proud.

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago

    well done, but be careful of making this a habit, the next person you pick up may not be so nice........  i am such a mother hen....

  4. SunShineSnow profile image68
    SunShineSnowposted 7 years ago

    Truly wonderful. You are a very sweet lady.

  5. Dolores Monet profile image92
    Dolores Monetposted 7 years ago

    Gemsong - it seems a sad state of affairs that it seems crazy just to do something nice for a stranger. Bet  you feel good and your trust of people vindicated.

  6. Gemsong profile image84
    Gemsongposted 7 years ago

    Thanks everyone. Like I said it was something I wouldn't normally do, but this time I'm glad I did.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    That is really sweet Gemsong. thank you for sharing that story. It was totally nice and made me smile. smile

  8. Beth100 profile image84
    Beth100posted 7 years ago

    Wonderful Gemsong!  Trust your instincts -- they are never wrong!

  9. Dale Mazurek profile image55
    Dale Mazurekposted 7 years ago

    Great to hear this in a world full of misery and turmoil and guess what ladies and gents we here it here in Hubpages.

  10. dohn121 profile image88
    dohn121posted 7 years ago

    That's great to hear, Gemsong.  I once picked up a guy during a blizzard that needed to get to the hospital to see his wife.  Every good deed always come back to you, like my posting this is my 1000th big_smile

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    Did an angel speak in yer ear? You must be one.

  12. Gemsong profile image84
    Gemsongposted 7 years ago

    You folks are making me blush without makeup here.

    Just wanted to share my story and share some good vibes with my friends.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    ooo send me some vibes..I'm cranky today LMAO

  14. dohn121 profile image88
    dohn121posted 7 years ago

    I definitely know what it's like to be down on your luck...However, there is a fine line between being diplomatic and being a sucker.  Lots of people out there take advantage of the kindness of others...To them, kindness is a weakness rather than a strength.

    1. VioletSun profile image69
      VioletSunposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Good point! I am generous and often help others, but can see when someone is trying to take advantage, so I know when to back off and say no in a diplomatic way. I have been taken advantage of when I was younger. wink  One must learn to use discernment and wisdom.

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        Ghost32posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Under a particular tree at the exit from a Sierra Vista, Arizona, parking lot, "chronic" homeless types sit and solicit.  Pam and I will help homeless folks whenever we're not dead broke ourselves and our gut tells us it's the thing to do, but not to anyone in that spot--one guy's been there most mornings for YEARS and is most likely doing better dollar-wise than we are. 

        But yesterday one dude in that spot really did get my attention.  He was seated at his ease...with an extremely legible  cardboard sign that proclaimed:

        WHY LIE?  NEED A BEER!

        I was in a hurry to get home and did not stop, yet definitely  wanted to know how "truth in advertising" was working for him... lol

        Gemsong, you done good.

  15. VioletSun profile image69
    VioletSunposted 7 years ago

    This is beautiful to read Gemsong. You were this man's angel today. smile

  16. VioletSun profile image69
    VioletSunposted 7 years ago

    Ghost32: That is a very unique way of panhandlilng but at least the guy was honest. LOL!!!  lol

  17. Dolores Monet profile image92
    Dolores Monetposted 7 years ago

    I remember years back, we picked up a hitchhiker, he was French, a young guy bumming around the US. We were young too. The car radio was on, we were listening to the Olympics, at Munich when they had that terrible shooting. We were all upset. So we invited the French guy to our apartment and we all sat around watching the terrible news and crying together.

  18. Luciendasky profile image77
    Luciendaskyposted 7 years ago

    that is awesome big_smile