My car is very small… Smart small that is.. and while I don’t like how tiny it is at times, I love I don’t have to worry parking it… I park it on the tiniest of corners while I am traveling, trusting it will start again when I need it driving to work…

I had joked about it before I set off this morning…. wonder if my car feels deserted and is willing to start today….. yup! It did… Hei ho…. off to work I go!

Until I reached the first little hill on a tiny road… the lights came on all at once… never a good sign… I managed to steer it as close to the curb as possible…no more power… stuck on this small road….

I was surprised how many people actually stopped to ask if I was ok…. uhmm… yes… although my car won’t start…. a motor cyclist asked at least twice.. a cyclist called out to me.. total strangers… when a big truck appeared wanting to crawl past, a couple came out of their driveway to assist. So kind…

It reminds me of the story of the Samaritan… the wounded stranger on the ground needed help… and everyone was too busy to stop and help… until a kind stranger came by. Not only did he tend to the wounds, but he went out of his way to ensure the wounded person got the care he needed. Unselfishly kind. Kind without expecting anything in return…

I got rescued too… my car in fact did start up again… and I could continue my Friday as planned… remembering how I felt when strangers were kind, I tried to do the same…

Have you been kind today?

2 thoughts on “Kindness

  1. Els November 17, 2018 / 4:37 am

    And your mirrorS are still there. A miracle.🤔😂 It looks to me a scary moment to see a truck coming your way. You were not only on there way, you stood in there way. Or is this sentence compleetly dutch in english 👩🏼‍🎓👵🙀🤪😂😂

  2. Els November 17, 2018 / 4:47 am

    Don’t worry, that time is the English time. Dutch time is + one houre. Oké, still early.
    While I was checking to translate the dutch word: ZIN, I found out that there are at least 15 different English words for it to translate. I never realised on how many ways we use the simpel word ZIN, and still understand each other.

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