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.
That's truly a wonderful gesture on your part, Gemsong smile and be proud.
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....
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.
Thanks everyone. Like I said it was something I wouldn't normally do, but this time I'm glad I did.
That is really sweet Gemsong. thank you for sharing that story. It was totally nice and made me smile.
Wonderful Gemsong! Trust your instincts -- they are never wrong!
Great to hear this in a world full of misery and turmoil and guess what ladies and gents we here it here in Hubpages.
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
You folks are making me blush without makeup here.
Just wanted to share my story and share some good vibes with my friends.
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.
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. One must learn to use discernment and wisdom.
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...
Gemsong, you done good.
This is beautiful to read Gemsong. You were this man's angel today.
Ghost32: That is a very unique way of panhandlilng but at least the guy was honest. LOL!!!
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.
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