Gratitude

The kindness of strangers

Every now and then there are moments in my life where I meet people who amaze me. They make me seriously question my cynicism about the world {which, to be honest, has reduced a lot this year!!}. I had one such moment this morning.

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I left home around 8 a.m. to go to the gym. Yes, I refuse to miss it even if it is a public holiday. {I wasn’t as insane though to wake up at 4 like I usually do}. Anyway, got in my car and got out on to the street. And I heard this weird rattling sound from the back of my car. Which had me a bit worried especially as this Sunday, I’m supposed to be driving up to the Central Coast for a bush walk and am responsible for taking a few other people in my car. I then put it down to my wonky rear window and let it go.

I was waiting at the set of lights at the end of my street when a man came up to my window and knocked on it.

I rolled my window down.

For him to tell me that I had a flat tyre.

I got out of the car and my rear left tyre was flat. And had been the source of the rattling.

This would happen on a public holiday!

I wasn’t sure if I’d renewed my membership with roadside assistance but figured I could drive back to my unit a couple of minutes away when the man asked me if I had a spare. I said I did. Well, I was pretty sure I did. And I knew for a fact that I had a jack. He told me I couldn’t drive anywhere with the flat tyre and offered to change it for me.

And change it he did.

Because even though yours truly can do a lot of handiwork around the house and put furniture together, when it comes to cars, I have no frigging clue.

He changed my flat tyre after going and getting some screwdrivers from his garage. While he was changing it, another elderly gentleman joined us to see what was going on. And offered me advice to get the now flat tyre changed first thing tomorrow as well as where I could get that done quickly. In the process, I also picked up how to change a tyre. I think.

I was deeply indebted to this gentleman who helped me. Idiot that I am, I didn’t ask his name. But I did thank him for helping out a stranger.

It’s people like these that make the world we live in a much better place.

And I for one, an extremely thankful for people like him.

***Linking up with Thankful Thursday over at Six by the Bay. Because moments like these really need to be shared***

Until next time,

Cheers!!!

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  • R's Mom
    25 April 2013 at 4:15 pm

    World is a lovely place isnt it :):)
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    25 April 2013 at 4:15 pm

    World is a lovely place isnt it :):)
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  • Lazy Pineapple
    25 April 2013 at 4:54 pm

    wow that was so kind of him…such people affirm your belief that there are good people in this world .
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  • Lazy Pineapple
    25 April 2013 at 4:54 pm

    wow that was so kind of him…such people affirm your belief that there are good people in this world .
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  • Whoa, Molly!
    25 April 2013 at 6:46 pm

    People can be awesome sometimes, I’m glad you had a great experience today.

    (Oh, I also went for a bushwalk on the Central Coast today, hope you had as much fun as I did!)
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  • Whoa, Molly!
    25 April 2013 at 6:46 pm

    People can be awesome sometimes, I’m glad you had a great experience today.

    (Oh, I also went for a bushwalk on the Central Coast today, hope you had as much fun as I did!)
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  • Francesca
    25 April 2013 at 8:09 pm

    There is good in the world – glad some of it came your way 🙂
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    25 April 2013 at 8:09 pm

    There is good in the world – glad some of it came your way 🙂
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  • Trish
    25 April 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Ohh that is so sweet… I am glad you came across the kind gentleman.
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    25 April 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Ohh that is so sweet… I am glad you came across the kind gentleman.
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  • Min
    25 April 2013 at 9:54 pm

    What a lovely man…and how lucky were you! It’s nice to see kind gestures still happening in the world! Min xo
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    25 April 2013 at 9:54 pm

    What a lovely man…and how lucky were you! It’s nice to see kind gestures still happening in the world! Min xo
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  • Zita
    25 April 2013 at 9:55 pm

    It is nice to hear that there are still some true gentleman in the world!
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    25 April 2013 at 9:55 pm

    It is nice to hear that there are still some true gentleman in the world!
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  • OneMommy
    25 April 2013 at 11:19 pm

    So glad you shared it!
    Yes, moments like that NEED to be shared! There is too much negative in the world; I love hearing positive stories!
    Would love you to link up with us!
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  • OneMommy
    25 April 2013 at 11:19 pm

    So glad you shared it!
    Yes, moments like that NEED to be shared! There is too much negative in the world; I love hearing positive stories!
    Would love you to link up with us!
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  • Titaxy
    26 April 2013 at 12:30 am

    Wonderful! People like him make me all the more thankful for the beauty around me.

  • Titaxy
    26 April 2013 at 12:30 am

    Wonderful! People like him make me all the more thankful for the beauty around me.

  • EssentiallyJess
    26 April 2013 at 7:16 am

    What a top bloke! It’s so nice to hear stories like this and know that kindness is not dead and gone.

  • EssentiallyJess
    26 April 2013 at 7:16 am

    What a top bloke! It’s so nice to hear stories like this and know that kindness is not dead and gone.

  • Comfy
    26 April 2013 at 8:52 am

    Leaves an impact and makes us want to do the say, does it now? 🙂
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    26 April 2013 at 8:52 am

    Leaves an impact and makes us want to do the say, does it now? 🙂
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  • Leigh
    29 April 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Thats SOOOOOOO nice. I adore those moments in time when people are kind just because. Lovely post, thanks for linking up xxx

    • Psych Babbler
      30 April 2013 at 9:28 pm

      I do too Leigh! I just wish I had his name…still kicking myself for that!

  • Leigh
    29 April 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Thats SOOOOOOO nice. I adore those moments in time when people are kind just because. Lovely post, thanks for linking up xxx

    • Psych Babbler
      30 April 2013 at 9:28 pm

      I do too Leigh! I just wish I had his name…still kicking myself for that!

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