It's amazing, how much you learn everyday, from your friends, family, child, husband or a particular incident. Lessons happen anywhere, at anytime. Something you already knew, deep down, but one moment can lend a sense of clarity you didn't have before.
My husband and I were on our way to Starbucks with our children - they love the chocolate chunk cookies! A block away from our destination, a car ran the red light and hit another in the intersection. We immediately pulled up along side the car that had been hit, to see if we could help. The woman wore a mask of shock, glassy bewildered eyes and flushed cheeks, her voice shaky. Her fluffy white hair and sweet face reminded me of my grandmother. She was a shook up, but thankfully okay. However, she didn't have a cell phone. We called 911 and I hopped out to lend her my cell while my husband drove our children to a safer location. Once the police arrived, I switched places with my husband - he actually saw what had happened - and I took our little ones for their cookie.
My husband remained to give his account to the police, with one (only one) other gentlemen who had also stopped. They were both amazed, not only that no one else offered assistance, but also by the number of drivers honking their horns angrily, while impatiently maneuvering
around the accident.
When my husband met us at Starbucks, we discussed how imperative it is not to turn your cheek when someone is in need. We talked about the importance of helping others in a safe way. At the very least call 911. Granted, if I had been alone with my children I couldn't leave them in the car on a busy street, but I could certainly call 911, pull over to a safe location and wait until assistance arrived.
Too many people, 'don't want to get involved'.
So care. Make the effort. When you see someone in need, find a way to help. Be a servant. These experiences help you grow.
Don't assume someone else will do it.
My echo is this: Care and get involved