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My Daily Good Deed

I did my good deed for the day, how about you?  I dropped my car off to get my state inspection today, and since it was across the street from the daycare, I walked Alyssa over there.  On the way back, a lady was pulling into the parking lot of a restaurant next door, but didn't actually pull in.  She just stopped in the actual driveway, and got out. 

She asked if I knew where the nearest gas station was.  I told her three options, depending on which direction she wanted to walk.  I told her my car was at the Kwik Kar and she might want to ask them if they keep a stash of gas on hand in case they're working on a car that needs gas... they didn't, so she took her gas can and started walking.

My 4Runner got done quicker than I had anticipated, so I got in my car and headed down the street to find her.  Apparently she walks slow because she didn't make it very far.  I honked my horn and rolled down my window.  She happily got in.  I took her to the station, and she told me she was fine and could walk back to her car.  It was about a mile back, and at her pace, that would have taken an hour, so I told her I would wait.

She filled her can with a gallon, and off to drop her off.  Before she got out, she offered to pay for my gas for taking her.  I told her it wasn't necessary, handed her a couple of my business cards, and told her to think of me if she ever needed to buy or sell, or knew anyone who did.

I turned around, and was almost late to my Mother's Day present, which was an hour long facial and message.  Boy do I feel good and relaxed!

Comment balloon 4 commentsDonna Harris • June 04 2008 02:01PM

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Donna,

Doesn't it feel great to help someone?  I try to RAK (Random Act Kindness) every day!  Maybe just a smile to someone who looks unhappy, letting someone in front of me at the check out line, or just anything to show someone you care.  Very good post!

Posted by Mary PAUL, ABR, CRS,GRI, e-PRO, (RE/MAX Advantage Realtors, Searcy, AR) about 10 years ago

Mary, Isn't it amazing how many people will avoid eye contact when you try to smile at them as you pass them in a hall?  I try to smile or say hi, and people work so hard to avoid it.  Picking up a stranger and taking her to get gas probably made her day a thousand times over... stranger danger, stranger danger...

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) about 10 years ago

Wow!  That must have been a great facial and massage!  Good for you!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Patricia, Yes, it was nice.  Too much "stuff" on my face though, so I went home and washed it, and boy is it all smooth!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) about 10 years ago

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