CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

September 27, 2010

Suspicion


CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

SUSPICION

     I recall a time when I received a gift.

     We lived in Atlanta, Georgia.  On a marvelous late-summer evening I was driving to Roswell to visit my cousin. The car windows were open, and mixed with the wind sounds was a favorite classical symphony playing on the car radio.

     A black van pulled up behind me, following too close. The driver was waved at me, almost flirtatiously, invading my “space.” When I attempted to maneuver away from him, he stuck close to my tailgate. I was getting very nervous.

     I knew a gas station was about a mile down the road. I pulled into the right lane.  Even in the heavy traffic, the man kept tailgating and waving. My eyes searched for a police officer.

     When I neared the entrance of the gas station, I didn’t put on my turn signal. I just made a sharp turn into the parking area.

     To my surprise, the van followed.

     Since there were a few people outside, I began to get out of the car. As I did so, the man opened his door. He frantically waved and called to me—

     “You’ve got a flat tire!”

     So I did. This kind man, who was enroute to a softball game, took the time to change my tire before continuing on. He acknowledged that he would arrive late.

     He never gave me his name. I could only repay his kindness by passing it forward.

     Which isn’t such a bad idea. The children and the gentleman enroute to a softball game provided me with plenty of reason to perform random acts of kindness.

     What “random act of kindness” can you perform for someone you know, or someone who is a stranger? What “random act of kindness” has someone done for you?

     Perhaps you will share it with my readers in the comment box at the end of this post.

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ADDITIONAL READING:

Must we Yield to the Force of Inappropriate Touch?

Must we Yield to the Force of Inappropriate Touch?

Coffee Hour at “Echoes on the Lake”

Things About Television That Irritate Me

The Donut King Restaurant in Ogdensburg, New York

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2 Comments »

  1. I enjoyed this story very much; what seemed like a disater waiting to happen, turned out for the best! I always, try to pay it forward; but,usually do it anonomously! For example, just being freindly with or smiling at someone who you don’t know! Or just saying Hi, might cheer up someone’s day! I try to help others in secret where I can and when I can; I figure my reward will be in heaven, though, I don’t really do it for any reward other than feeling good inside, and feeling like a much better person for doing so!
    Julia

    Comment by Julia — September 27, 2010 @ 6:51 pm | Reply

  2. hey How can I be a contributor?

    Comment by joy — September 27, 2010 @ 9:54 pm | Reply


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