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Story: Pick Up in the rain

 
One night, at 11:30 PM, an older African American woman was standing on the side of an Alabama highway trying to endure a lashing rain storm. Her car had broken down and she desperately needed a ride. Soaking wet, she decided to flag down the next car. A young white man stopped to help her - generally unheard of in those conflict-filled 1960s. The man took her to safety, helped her get assistance and put her into a taxi cab. She seemed to be in a big hurry! She wrote down his address, thanked him and drove away.
Seven days went by and a knock came on the man's door. To his surprise, a giant console color TV was delivered to his home. A special note was attached. It read: "Thank you so much for assisting me on the highway the other night. The rain drenched not only my clothes but my spirits. Then you came along. Because of you, I was able to make it to my dying husband's bedside just before he passed away. God bless you for helping me and unselfishly serving others."


  • Offer help to anyone who needs it
  • Thank others for helping you.
  • If you help someone. Someone will help you.
  • Treat people the way you want them to treat you
  • 2 comments

    good one.. esp the last instruction should be followed by we all.. people usually expect good but never contribute for it..!

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    That's correct, its a two way traffic. Treating people fairly is highly ethical act. Sometimes we don't get the same in return but this should not discourage or dishearten us in changing our behavior with others because excellence is only achieved with consistency in the good deeds.

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