There are people out there in the world who stop in the middle of their lives and help. This can be as part of a huge effort, as in Disaster Response, or it can be small and almost invisible, like helping someone who is trying to open their car door balancing a purse, a couple of bags of groceries, and a cup of coffee. At the moment one is helped, it is a wonderful thing. It is a great relief to have the Volunteer Minister chainsaw gang take the fallen tree off your roof. There is also the appreciation for having gotten everything into the car and still having an unspilled cup of coffee.
Friday night I had two tires blow at once. I was not paying attention to the road, and am not sure what I hit, but there I was fishtailing across lanes and sliding down an embankment. I got out of the car and took pictures. It wasn't too long before a woman stopped to make sure that I was ok. This was not her job, and she didn't just blow by and call 911, which is itself a help, but she stopped in the middle of her life to help someone she doesn't know. She did this in the middle of the Coronavirus Pandemic. I felt grateful for the help and respectful of her courage. This willingness is heartwarming and uplifting. It is of deep importance to the survival of Humankind.
"As they guard the street, counsel the children, take the temperatures, put out the fires and speak good sense in quiet voices, one is apt to overlook the fact that people of good will are the ones that keep the world going and man alive upon this earth.", states philosopher L. Ron Hubbard. www.thewaytohappiness.org @waytohappinestampa