Acts of Kindness

At 11:00 AM this morning I got this overwhelming pain in my back followed by a sweaty nausea feeling. Oh great, my right kidney is passing another stone.

Usually this hits me in the summer when I get dehydrated.

The pain stopped after 20 minutes and came back twice this afternoon.

I’m going to The Masters regardless, even if I have to crawl.

At lunch I was waiting for a friend that was at the ATM when I saw this elderly fellow trip and fall backwards. I would guess he was well into his 80’s.

He did a good job rolling to absorb his fall, but there he was on his back.

I jumped from my truck to assist and suddenly he was surrounded by 6 people helping him up and asking him if he was okay. He was okay, just embarrassed.

You think sometimes that no one notices you. In this case at least six people saw him fall and six people were at his side in less than 10 seconds to help.

Sometimes strangers surprise you with their kindness.

3 comments:

Ali said...

I'm usually just praying nobody sees me when I do some sort of faceplant...I do it much too often.

Eek! Are you sure you should be going to the Masters with pains like that? What does the wise Gigi say?

Reggie said...

So far Ali I have felt fine since yesterday afternoon.

Michael - Livin' on St. Croix said...

This was a great little story Wreg. Gives me hope.

It reminds me of what one of Llewellyn's daughters wrote. She talked about her dad complaining that people were always watching him sail, "minding his business", but that day he collapsed, she was glad people were minding his business.