It's true that there may be people in your lives that you've known for a while but have never really made an impact, but there are those who are with you for literally minutes and you carry them with you forever.
When I was a new mom, I didnt know that your son falling off the bed wasn't much of an emergency. So when my 8 month old fell off the bed and onto the floor, I dropped what I was doing, and rushed off to the emergency room. Take note that I was still in my pajamas and that I hadn't even bothered to lock up the house or garage. That's how panicked I was. After letting the doctor see him and being reassured that my son would be okay, I opened my purse to pay the hospital bill when I realized that it was EMPTY. I had brought out the wrong purse! I embarassingly asked if the doctor would allow me to leave the hospital premises so I could withdraw money from the bank. He looked at me, then he looked at the form that I had filled up earlier, he said, "You live on the same street as I do, come on, I'll pay for you".
I was shocked.
I'm sorry, but it's not everyday that someone offers to pay your bills. Let alone your own doctor!
As we were standing in line to pay the bill, I found out that the doctor literally lived 2 houses away from me. GOD IS GOOD!!!! He blessed me with such a caring neighbor in a time when I needed kindness the most!
It's been two years since that incident, he's dropped by to visit one time and of course, I paid him back even when he refused to accept. What the doctor did for me will always be in my mind. Im making it a point to visit him by the end of the week. The kindness of strangers is a very powerful thing. Something that may seem so miniscule to you may have a great impact on others.
Who have you helped out today?