Stop and Help Someone

Jun 3, 2013 by

Had the opportunity to see Mumford and Sons again last night and they were awesome.

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Singing along with 30,000 other people to some great music is always fun.  What is not fun is trying to exit a poorly laid out parking situation with those same 30,000 people.  We made the long trek back to our car after being locked into the amphitheater as someone thought this was a good idea to help relieve traffic.  It was not.

We also had to stop for a bacon wrapped hot dog in the parking lot as that is what pregnant wife’s need.  After the long trek we made it back to the car and realized we weren’t moving for some time.  So we napped, read books, chatted and hung out for a bit.  The car started just fine when we got back to the car, but somehow after waiting in it for a few hours the battery must have been drained somehow as when it was our turn to sort of pull out into the long line of not moving cars, ours did not start.  I am a car guy and can fix most anything on cars, but when a Prius just flashes lights at me, I am at a bit of a loss as to where to look first.  I was hoping it was just a dead battery as there is not much else I can do for that car to get it going in the middle of a dirt parking lot.

After getting the jumper cables out I asked a few people around me who were also not moving as much as we were and ran into some not nice people who would rather sit there not moving and not helping then sit there not moving and helping.

Finally we got some awesome people to pull up next to us and give us a jump and all was well.  We got out on the road and slowly made the crawl toward the exit.  We saw another car that looked like the might need help so we stopped.  They also needed a jump and sadly as we were just jumped I knew my battery would be of no help to them.  I was shocked to hear that we were the only ones to stop in the last 3o minutes.  30 minutes of cars just barely crawling past them and no one had time to help.  We chatted for a bit and they had AAA on the way so we took off and thankfully our car made it home with no problems.

The moral of this story is what kind of world do you want to live in?  Do you want to live in a world where everyone is a jerk and out for themselves or would you like to live in a world where everyone helps one another.

It’s up to you to make that world, so stop and help someone this week.

It’s just that simple.  Your simple act of pausing what you are doing for a few minutes to help someone else will carry with it the ripple effects of that person you helped will be more likely to stop and help someone else.  You will have made a positive change for the good and that does not go unnoticed.

Stop and help someone this week and make your world a little more awesome.

Ben…

Truly Simple Actions The goal of the TSA project is to improve your life and help make this world a better place, one simple action at a time.  Take time this week to do this one simple thing. Previous TSA’s:

 
 

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