'pay It Forward'I have done this all my life without putting a name to it.If I help someone stranded on the side of the road I will not take money for it.2 stories come to mind immediately.
While on my way to a business meeting about an hour from my home, I came across a couple on the side of the highway. Their van had broken down and could not be worked on until the next day.Although their house was way out of my way in a part of a city I did not know at all I gave them a ride.I took them to their front door.When offered money I responded by saying pay it forward.when you find someone in a similar situation in life remember this and do for them as I have done for you.
On my way home from work at the post office one day I saw a newer version of my car, a taurus, on the left side of the road on the freeway.Normally people pull off the freeway to the right by the slow lane not the left by the fast lane.That was my first clue something was not quite right.I pulled off some 10 or 15 yards ahead of their car.They had a flat tire. There was a guy going to use a bottle jack to jack up the car and he had it positioned under the oil pan.I stopped hm from punching a hole in the oil pan.They were visitors from another country and did not speak english at all which made communication very difficult.I went to my car, popped the trunk, got my jack and a four way lug wrench. I changed the tire for them. When I was done the man started trying to hand me money. I played like I could not take it as my hands were full.I motioned to my car. Then I walked back to my car, threw the jack and 4 way in the trunk, closed the trunk, got in my car and drove away.
Those are just 2 examples ,off the top of my head, of how I try to treat those I come across in need of something I can help with.
It is my hope by sharing this 1 other person will be inspired to follow this example.I did not post these stories for personal glory or to be egotistical.
Be at peace
mailmanshadow 51-55, M 36 Responses 24 Apr 19, 2011