Thursday morning we woke to a few inches of snow in Denver. I had to catch a flight at 10am to for a team building event in Somerset, NJ on Friday afternoon.
As I was heading out the door, my colleague called me and told me her car had broken down on the way to the airport. She needed me to back track and pick her up.
I hopped in the car as fast as I could, but traffic was moving at a snails pace.
She called me about twenty minutes later, when I’d barely moved in her direction.
“Andrea, a man here at the gas station offered to give me a ride. Should I take it?
“What’s he look like,” I asked? Meaning did he have that “Axe-murderer look to him?”
We know that doesn’t really matter, but it was my first question.
“What’s your gut say?” I then asked.
We then decided the man would drive her to meet me, to cut down on my drive time. Therefore, allowing us to make it to the airport in time.
The man indeed drove her safely and dropped her to me. He was a sweet gentleman, likely in his 60’s. He saw that she needed a ride and heard her say she had to get to the airport. He was just trying to help.
She gave him some cash to thank him, which he refused multiple times. I hugged him when he got out of the car to help grab her luggage. “What a blessing you are!” I said to him.
And I meant it.
There are good people in the world. There are so many more good people in the world than the bad.
Let’s focus on the reality about the people here on this planet with us. Let’s focus on the good!
“There are more honest people and more good people than there are thieves and bad people. It’s just always been that way.”
– Michael Nesmith