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Yesterday when I was driving along busy Rainbow Blvd on my way home from the mall I saw a man laying down, sprawled out on his back close to the road. I continued for about half a mile and then I made a U-turn. I HAD to go and check on him. Maybe he was sick or choking, ANYTHING could be wrong. I felt like I was getting put through a personal test of some sort,
to what kind of a fellow human I really am. He was laying close to a 76 gas station so I parked there and walked up to him, he was laying in the gravel with a Coors can in his hand.
He looked Hispanic so I called him Señor a few times until his eyes started to move and he looked at me. He finally sat up and said he was OK and thanked me. I asked if he wanted some Agua and he did, so I went to the gas station and got him some and talked to him a little more, asked if he needed anything else. He again said he was fine and he looked well enough. Maybe the heat and the alcohol made him pass out. But you never know. It could be a person laying there that had a stroke or something. I would had felt bad in my heart if I had ignored him. At least I think that Señor is OK and that makes me feel better. I would had been glad if somebody would had bothered to stop and check on me if I was laying passed out on the side of the road, instead of dismissing me as some drunk or crazy girl.
A few weeks ago when I was driving home from work I passed a girl walking alone along
K Beach Road in Kenai. It was late, around 3 am and it was cold and she did not have a jacket. I passed her but then I felt that I should at least check if she wanted a ride. Trust me walking alone on K Beach in freezing weather and being a girl alone.....I would had been a little uncomfortable if that was me. So I turned the car around and when I got to her I rolled down the window and asked if she wanted a ride. She declined and I totally understand, I would be hesitant too to jump in a strangers car in the middle of the night. But at least I asked and that made me feel better about the situation.
I'm not writing this to brag about what a good and upstanding person I am. I have good and bad sides (oh yes!) but I am trying to be a good and conscious human being, there is always room for improvement. And I know that there are plenty of people that do things for others that I don't even come close to doing. But my point is, if I could take no more than ten minutes out of my day to check that somebody is OK.....then most people can. ❤


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Mandy/Jasmine on :

Wasn't there a homeless man dead in the street in New York and people just continued to walk by him all day? Boggles my mind that people just turn blind to something like that. I picked up a hitchhiker, lol, felt so bad for the kid. He had on light shoes and was struggling through 4 feet of snow. He just happened to be going to the apartments next to mine.

Tatiana on :

I have picked up a few hitchhikers but never when I have been alone in the car.....I would probably do it if it looked like a dire situation but otherwise I feel scared that they might hurt me (the hitchhikers that is).

Annette on :

Oh...Tatiana I think you are wonderful! You constantly make a difference in your sphere of influence. That random moment of kindness can change the outcome of someone's life :-)

Graham on :


Well done!

Tatiana on :

Thank You Graham! :-)
I hope you are well!

Kevin on :

Thank you Tatiana for passing the test I failed. I once didn't make a u turn when I should have, and have regretted it ever since.

Tatiana on :

There might come more tests in my life that I might fail....I'm sure you Kevin, have passed the test in other situations.
We live and learn......

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