Monday, 3 December 2007

Monday morning Inspiration # 12

Pickup in the Rain

One night, at 11:30 PM, an older African American woman was standing on the side of an Alabama highway trying to endure a lashing rain storm. Her car had broken down and she desperately needed a ride. Soaking wet, she decided to flag down the next car. A young white man stopped to help her - generally unheard of in those conflict-filled 1960s. The man took her to safety, helped her get assistance and put her into a taxi cab. She seemed to be in a big hurry! She wrote down his address, thanked him and drove away.

Seven days went by and a knock came on the man's door. To his surprise, a giant console color TV was delivered to his home. A special note was attached. It read: "Thank you so much for assisting me on the highway the other night. The rain drenched not only my clothes but my spirits. Then you came along. Because of you, I was able to make it to my dying husband's bedside just before he passed away. God bless you for helping me and unselfishly serving others."

Lessons:

Offer help to anyone who needs it

Thank others for helping you.

If you help someone. Someone will help you.

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17 comments:

Lena said...

that is such a touching story and such a great spirit.
Let us all give help to people around when they need it :)

thank you for sharing this post!!
Have a great Monday and a womderful week ahead :)

--xh-- said...

Story is that, the black women was Sincerely, Mrs. Nat King Cole. nice one for a monday mng.

Karthick said...

HELP HELP YOU WILL BE HELPED HELPED!!

Fantastic posting!

Vasanthan said...

Do your duty and expect nothing in return.
sounds familiar?

Keshi said...

what a beautiful story!


**If you help someone. Someone will help you.

I agree...offered help has a way of finding u again when u need it to the most.


Wonderful post n great pic too!

Keshi.

Drama Div@ said...

It's called Karma... What goes around, comes around. What goes up, must come down.

happy Tuesday!!

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Lena

Thanks Lena . Hope you liked it :) You have a wonderful week too!

@xh

Thanks! But who is that Mrs. Nat King cole?

@Karthick

Exactly..Thats how everone should be :)

@Vasanthan

Yup, very familiar..But, I think thats how everyone should be for what goes around comes around :)

@Drama Diva

Exactly Diva ! You said the right word 'Karma' :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Keshi

Thanks Keshi! glad you liked it :)

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

A lovely story and a good message.

sirpy said...

Hmmm... According to you, "if you help others, they will help you" is good as saying, you expect people to help once you ve helped them.. Correct...? Musn't it be unselfish...? :)

Sandhya said...

nice story n a nice msg.

Abhishek Khanna said...

waow..

tulipspeaks said...

this is the second story on karma i am reading today!

a good one.

ammu.

Sudhakar said...

First nice picture.SO i am going to start helping others to Get my TV.But u did not say whether we will get colour or black and white TV?!!!

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@ Absolute vanilla

Thanks .Glad you liked it :)

@Sirpy
The story is not about helping others expecting something in return to be done to you.. the story is about helping with a good will not expecting anything in return .. When things are done in that way when your in need of help there will be things happening in your favor :)

@Sandhya
Thanks!

@Abishek Khanna

Thanks!

@Tulip

Thanks!

@Sudhakar
Thanks! I guess you should also have a doubt if its an LCD or plasma :P LOL :D

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

Thats a good lesson 2 b learnt! :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

Thanks PK :)