Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Nice People

Ok... So I don't write on my blog often, but every now and again something happens that feels blog worthy... even small simple things somethings cry to be blogged about.  It has been a couple of interesting weeks for me. It has been filled of the best of things and also the worst of things.  I have experienced some of the very best moments of my life thus far and also some of the very worst moments as well.  I am just so grateful that when the worst hits that there are always those moments that remind you that everything is still okay in the world.

So there I was today at the bank....  For some reason going to the bank is something I absolutely dread and never make time for.  I had a huge stack of random checks and things I needed to deposit.  I decided to turn my car off because I knew I would be sitting there for awhile.  After what seemed like forever, everything was processed and it was time to go.  The kind lady at the teller told me to have a nice day and then thanked me for using Wellsfargo. I put everything away in my purse and I get ready to drive off.  There was only one problem though.  My car wouldn't start.  I am in a small drive through at the bank and my car wouldn't start.  Not only that, but because of the tight space I can't even get out of my front door.  I started by unsuccessfully calling a couple of friends to see where they are and if they could help.  I then decided to just ask the lady at the teller if anyone inside had jumper cables.  Unfortunately nobody did.

As I sat there not know what to do I watch the car that was in the drive through lane next to me drive forward, stop in the parking lot, and then pull out some jumper cables.  Because I didn't say anything to the people around me I was really confused for a minute.  I literally thought to myself, "Dang it! I should have thought to ask the people next to me!"  Then I noticed she was driving towards the front of my car.  It all started making sense.  She was actually coming to help me!  I still have no idea how she made the connection that I was stuck.  From what I noticed earlier, she was just doing her banking at the teller next to me and would not have had any idea about my dilema.  Anyway, there she was... pulling her car up to mine and popping the hood of her car.  I stuck my head out the car window (because that's all I could do) and thanked her profusely.  As she was hooking up the jumper cables to my battery I noticed her son who was sitting in the front seat.  He clearly was down syndrome.  I smiled at him and he smiled and waved back.

During this whole experience I really was just overcome with a ton of emotion.  It took all of my power not to start crying because of my joy and gratitude to this random lady I had never even met.  It was just one of those special moments that reminded me how much good there was in the world.  This lady was not even asked to help me.  She just observed a situation and decided out of her own good will to help.  It would have been just so easy for her to have driven off and left me there searching for someone else to help.  When she was finished I again thanked her and told her to have a wonderful day.  I drove off feeling just so blessed.  Today I am grateful for nice people! I hope to be a nice person myself someday.

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