Good Samaritans: Are You One of Them?

I’ve written about the “Parable of a Good Samaritan”, someone who helps a stranger along the way, on one of my hubs.

And I never expected to play the part of a “wounded man” on this Part 2 of my “Good Samaritan” story. I would have chosen the role of the Samaritan if I could.

Not all strangers have the courage to give a little sacrifice to others especially if they need it too. But if you see one stranger having on the same situation like yours, would you give a little helping hand? But what if the thing he needs is the one you also need?

I think some people would really give a little sacrifice and help to a complete stranger.

And I think I met not just one, but two at the same time.


Friday, July 13th.

It was already dark and I’m still waiting for a bus in front of our office. The heavy rain just makes it hard to make the busses stop and the traffic was at its worst. I forgot to bring my umbrella since that morning, the sun was shining brightly. I have two other companions, both girls with umbrellas, waiting for a bus ride too.

At last, when a bus came to a halt, I quickly ran from the shed and wait for it to stop completely. Then out of nowhere, one girl just suddenly jumped to make it. The other one pushed me away so she could get it too. I was stuck on the outside, no umbrella waiting for them to finish their steps.

Fortunately, there was still a little space at the corner where I could sit. I was cold and shivering, the bus aircon was also strong.

I know what you’re thinking, how could these two girls could be Good Samaritans when they pushed me away so that they could get in first? No, they’re not the one I’m talking about.

Okay, moving forward...

Before reaching home, I would take one more ride on the corner after getting off the bus at the intersection of the highway. So the rain was pouring heavily and I don’t have any choice but to let the rain fell on me and lined among the people waiting for a jeepney.

I was hoping that an older man beside me would share me his umbrella since it can cover almost three person. But when I’ve tried to ask him, he moved away. Then came a young man and gave me his umbrella. “Here, please take it.”

I said NO at first because I know he needs it too. But he insisted so I took it. That young man was always there, making money on the street. His job was to wave for the incoming jeepneys to stop signalling them that there were passengers waiting. In return, the driver will give them a small amount of money.

When a jeepney came, I gave him back his umbrella and gave him money in return (it was only a small amount, just to say thank you for his kindness, which he kindly declined but I said it's okay). It was only halfway of the ride when a jeepney came to stop. The driver said he wouldn’t go any further and this was his last stop. I was so disappointed that I have to walk 4 blocks until I reached the house.

One of the passengers, a young lady offered to share her umbrella to me and we walked together since she was going on the same direction as I am.

I thanked her and give her directions as to where she would go since she was not familiar with the place.


It was so nice to meet kind-hearted people along the way especially on times when you needed one. It makes you want to do good things to others too, pay it forward, one act of kindness at a time. Because you knew what it feels like to be the “wounded man”.



© 2012 Mycee. All Rights Reserved.


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josh3418 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

M,

Beautiful story! We should always be looking for opportunities to help others. That is what humitly is all about, looking unto the interests of others instead of our own interests. Great insights here, and a reminder to us all about what we really are prioritizing in our lives.

Thanks for sharing and have a great day!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

J, thank you thank you for the read. And your message is very correct and true. Thank you for the support as always.


noel autor 4 years ago

The first "Samaritan" did it because he expected something in return. The second is the genuine "Samaritan" doing something good without expecting a favor.


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mandarmk9 4 years ago from Ratlam, India

Awesome story! It really is amazing to meet people with kind hearts and share an incident or two. Life is very difficult and too short to understand. What we need to do is help each other in the community we live in. I recall a quotation for the occasion - "The true meaning of life is to plant a tree under whose shed you don't expect to sit." A wonderful hub altogether. My votes are with you, and so are my wishes.

:) Mandar


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

I think they are both Good Samaritans.. The first one did not ask for money, I just gave him...


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Mandar, thank you.. and your quote is very beautiful, it's true.. :)


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

Thank you for sharing such a lovely story, Spy! Sorry you got wet, but it looks like you ended up with a new outlook. :) Great job!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hehehe yeah TT, and sad to say, I got a headache the morning after :)


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Beautiful message from a beautiful person. I only know you through HubPages but I can tell you without hesitation that you area person I would love to know in person....you are a very kind human being.


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Spy - such an important lesson in humanity with this. I instantly thing "There but for the grace of God, go I". Always lend a helping hand to others in need.

Wonderful.


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Lipnancy 4 years ago from Hamburg, New York

Your stories always inspire me to do more for others and look for the goodness in their hearts.


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida

Beautiful story, Spy. It says a lot about your character to have found beauty, understanding and forgiveness in a situation many others would be fuming about for days. You have an awesome soul!


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Wonderful story and I hope it rings a big bell with everyone that read your great story.

Vote up, useful, beautiful and interesting, Joyce


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JakeFrost 4 years ago from London, United Kingdom

Excellent story, I really do hope everyone gets a chance to read this. It really does encourage me to help more people and do more, not because I have to but because I want too. Beautiful!


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts

Hi my friend M. Enjoyed reading this very beautiful story, if someone does something to help me in some way i always find someone i can help and then tell them to do the same to help someone else. It like starting a chain of Good Samaritans .

Vote up and more !!!


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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

People are there to aid you, sometimes the ones that you least expect.


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

It says a lot about your character not to have a moan about the selfish people but to praise the good samaritans. You have a big heart. There are many ways we can help others in our daily lives just with little things. Thank you for sharing this lovely story with us. I hope you didn't catch a cold.


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Ann1Az2 4 years ago from Orange, Texas

It seems as we go through life, we meet good people that often make up for the rude and selfish ones. Those are the good Samaritans. May we all be like them! A good read and voted up.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

@Billy, sir.. big thanks from my heart.. you are very supportive and kindhearted person. I am so glad that I've found such amazing person here in HP. You have touched so many lives and hearts of people here in HP.. Take care always :)


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Beckie, thank you so much!!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Lipnancy.. thank you, I hope more people will not hesitate to lend a hand to others..it may be a small help, but who knows, it's big enough for them.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Wow, Brave.. (smiles*) what a wonderful message! Thank you for believing in me.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Joyce, thank you so much for this beautiful message and for the votes :). I also hope too that somehow, we will all be reminded that we still have a heart for others.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

JakeFrost, thank you very much. May we all be good samaritans to other. you may never know, you can save a life :) Thank you for reading!


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carter06 4 years ago from Cronulla NSW

It's so heart warming to read your story unknown...I loved it... and your refreshingly kind take on life!!! VUAB & shared...cheers


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teaches12345 4 years ago

I am touched by the simple message you post here and am reminded of how much a small act can have a chain effect for good. The good Samaritan is a story that we should all remember to repeat in our lives when we are out and about.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hello Kashmir, my dear hp friend. thank you for enjoyign this story...yeah, that's good..it's like pay it forward.. i think we can be all good samaritans! :)


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Deb, you are correct..


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Thank you Rosemay.. just a slight headache the morning after. I think we need to think of positive things and not to whine with problems... All the best...thanks Rosemay!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Yes ann! May we all be good samaritans to others. blessed are those people who do good things to others without expecting anything in return.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Carter, thank you sooo much!!! God bless.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Teaches, very wonderful message you post in here. I love it. I hope everyone will remember and make this world a much better place.


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

I am a 33rd degree mason. The Free and Accepted Masons seem to have thought I am a good Samaritan. good tale.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America

Sometimes all it takes is just to talk to a stranger for a few minutes. I once met a lady in a store, somehow she mentioned her dog and how he had just died. I stopped for a few minutes so she could tell me the story. I could see she needed to talk about her beloved pet. That's all it took to make her feel a little better. Great hub. So glad you ran into two good samaritans. Voted up.


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sirgeovan 4 years ago

Strangers have nothing to do with us anytime everywhere but the moment we offer our help, strangers turn into our friends and sometimes friends turn into lovers.

I want to sight a sample of a simple culture of Filipinos when we see each other in some countries or around provinces. And we know we are of same Nationality, we easily go together and befriended in a particular meeting.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Mhatter.. hahaha, super cool!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Awesome moonlake. sometimes, a listening ear can help lessen the burden of others.and its a big help to them. you're so kind.. thank you!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

sirgeovan. Thanks for stopping by. Yes, that is one culture of Filipinos that Im proud of. :)

Thank you for the message Sir.


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sirgeovan 4 years ago

You're welcome u.s.

Looking forward to know you and your hubs.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Me too sirgeovan.. :) Thank you. Nice to meet you here.


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Dave Mathews 4 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

We must all always stop and think twice before passing up an opportunity to help another.

I am always reminded of the saying: "There but for the grace of God, go I."


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tobusiness 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Unknown, a lovely uplifting story, I love the idea of doing something kind and just passing it on, a chain of kindness.

My very best to you.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

@Dave, you're so kind sir, thank you..I

@Jo, thank you Jo. I know everyone can make a difference.


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CrazedNovelist 4 years ago from Hampton, GA

Unknown. It's those small and minute things that make me feel very good about the state of mankind. Sometimes we think people are selfish and ill hearted, but they surprise us from time to time. I used to live alone and sometimes it got a little hard. I remember buying food and I didn't quite have enough for like two cans of peas. I decided to put them back so that I'd have enough money to pay for it all. When I left the store, a little was calling me back saying I forgot my food. I told I didn't pay for them. She then said "here" and I realized she had bought those for me. When you're down on your luck, one small act from one random person can really uplift your spirit. Love this hub. :)


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Great story. Enjoyed it. I'm always helping whenever I can. Voted up and interesting.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Gypdy, thank you.. you are truly one amazing and wonderful woman! God bless and take care always!


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kj force 4 years ago from Florida

unknown spy..been there done that..been burned on several occassions by being a

" good samaritan" ...be aware of the situation, cause you could get hurt...I still offer help but am very cautious...you did an awesome job on the hub...


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

KJF, thank you for dropping by. and im glad you like my this hub.yes, sometimes, things turns out not the way we expect it. thank you kj!


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midget38 4 years ago from Singapore

Agree with KJ there, Myz. We have to say no when we can sense that we are about to be taken for granted...but to a great part, I agree that there will be times when we come to depend on the kindness of strangers and should be kind ourselves. M, you have a heart of kindness...thanks for sharing it in this hub!!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

I love the quote you started out with by Plato. That is so true. We never know what burden the other guy is carrying around. We just had a situation where I live just yesterday. Some bad guy snatched an old lady's purse. Another man witnessed it and ran after the bad guy, throwing him to the ground and holding him there till the cops came.

I voted this Hub UP and would share buy the button isn't working today. I'll try later.


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

an inspirational write---really lovely---


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heart4theword 4 years ago from hub

Enjoyed your story...took me back to a time I was waiting for a bus, freezing for an hour before it showed up. Of course it was in the middle of winter. The world needs more Good Sanaritan's:)


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

hi michelle. yeah, i guess sometimes the kindness of a person are abused by people who only want to get something from you..we should be careful though.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

hi mary..it's sad that people are using force to get what they want and need.. that snatcher if he really need a money for very important thigns like medicine or death and life situations, he could have ask for money to people in a nice way explaining the situation..i think more people will come on his way. but it's sad that to know if he will jsut use to buy it alcohols. We also sacrifice and exert our effort to earn the money! :)


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

hank you for stoppign by Audrey


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

thank you hearttheword. the world needs more good samaritans..


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jakethewriter 4 years ago from Fountain, CO

What a great reminder that when things don't seem to be going our way, don't take the victim mentality. Instead, look for the blessings that God is going to be bringing your way! Great Story!!! Thanks for the encouragement!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

jake, thank you for reading! and your comment is awesome! so true!


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ignugent17 4 years ago

Very beautiful unknown spy. In little ways we can see the goodness of a person and we can in return do it too. Your story is really an eye opener that we can make this world a better place. Voted up and more!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Oh thank you for the votes Meldz, and for reading :)


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dianetrotter 4 years ago from Fontana

Did you convince the guy to take the money? I'm sure he could really use it. This makes you feel all warm inside.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Yes, i did.. i know he could really use even if it's a small amount only. thanks for the visit!

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