Kim’s car broke down last week.
After pulling off the road, she lifted the hood of the car and discovered the serpentine belt laying on the ground and a pulley shattered into a thousand pieces. Thoughts of showing up for her appointment on time were shattered.
Unfortunately it happened when I was out of town for a couple of days. Even our next door neighbors were away on a trip. Fortunately it happened close to our home. One call got the car towed to our favorite service center and it was a short walk home.
Kim had a decision to make the next day. I didn’t realize how hard the decision was to make until I talked with Kim later that day.
Does she ask our neighbors to drive her to the service station to pick up the repaired car or does she call for a taxi?
Our neighbors just got back for their long trip a few minutes ago and Kim didn’t want to disturb them. However, Kim knew if they found out she took a taxi instead of asking them for a ride, they would be upset.
Stop and think about that. They would be upset if we didn’t let them know we needed help and allow them to help us. How many people could say that about us?
There are many ways to help others. It may be doing a chore for someone. It might be encouraging someone you know needs a lift. It might be supporting a cause or charity with your time and money.
Look for ways you can help others today. Look for ways you can let them know you care about them and appreciate them. Do it in a way that they know you care so much you would be upset if they didn’t ask for your help when it was needed.
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7 thoughts on “Broken Down Car Blues”
I like the insight. I never thought about it that way before. Helping others should be second nature and I hope people take that away from this blogpost.
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Unexpected situation become a way to meet friends halfway since you are stock up with your car maybe ask for their help.I’m sure they will understand your situation or maybe they will find ways on how they can help you to fix your car.
Thanks for sharing this article. You have a great idea.
Warranties are also a great benefit to those that get a used car because you can have them transferred with virtually no cost at all. This can be even further broken down into a type of warranty called CPO.
thank you for reminding us to be better
sometimes we forget about it, and we shouldn’t