This morning while taking my daughter into preschool I got a flat tire, and so I pulled over to the side of the road to fix it. Because we live in a very rural area, we were on the outskirts of the next town but still about 5-10 minutes from anywhere. I was there probably about twenty minutes as I changed the tire, and in that time two people stopped to offer me assistance.
I have to say that I was honestly surprised by that, and maybe that says more about me than the current state of society, but I was also very happy about that. Maybe they did it because we were in the middle of nowhere, maybe they did it because it's a minivan, maybe they did it because they thought it was the right thing to do, or maybe they did it because of all those reasons and more.
I was grateful that they stopped, although I did tell them I was okay, and I have begun thinking about my own efforts of helping others who are in need which I think is lacking. So thanks to all those who reach out to assist people in need for no other reason then they know it is the right thing to do.