No words were needed
car after car rolled by
faces with a smile
a bus driver with thumbs up
several men who stopped
“at your service”
Smoke poured from my hood
it little mattered
I was reminded more times than I could count
that people you will never meet
can be kind, concerned
and I hope that I will never forget
that it requires but a moment
a few words
a smile and a wave
and those gestures
can make all the difference in the world
I spent the evening on the side of the road with a broken down car. I can’t tell you how many people stopped, more offered help as they sat waiting for the light to change. There are so many images of anger and destruction in our news that we forget that people can be considerate and actually take time for a stranger. I was reminded of the verse “Love your neighbor as yourself…” When we look out for the people in our sphere of influence we can actually effect their day positively. I couldnt be upset about my car because I felt people driving by had taken the “sting” out of the situation.
A man who is kind benefits himself, but a cruel man hurts himself.
Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.
And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.