Have a good weekend everyone!
Good morning/afternoon/evening everyone! Have a wonderful week!!!
A NYC Taxi driver wrote:
I arrived at the address and honked the horn. After waiting a few minutes I honked again. Since this was going to be my last ride of my shift I thought about just driving away, but inst
ead I put the car in park and walked up to the door and knocked.. 'Just a minute', answered a frail, elderly voice. I could hear something being dragged across the floor.
After a long pause, the door opened. A small woman in her 90's stood before me. She was wearing a print dress and a pillbox hat with a veil pinned on it, like somebody out of a 1940's movie.
By her side was a small nylon suitcase. The apartment looked as if no one had lived in it for years. All the furniture was covered with sheets.
There were no clocks on the walls, no knickknacks or utensils on the counters. In the corner was a cardboard
box filled with photos and glassware.
'Would you carry my bag out to the car?' she said. I took the suitcase to the cab, then returned to assist the woman.
She took my arm and we walked slowly toward the curb.
She kept thanking me for my kindness. 'It's nothing', I told her.. 'I just try to treat my passengers the way I would want my mother to be treated.'
'Oh, you're such a good boy, she said. When we got in the cab, she gave me an address and then asked, 'Could you drive
'It's not the shortest way,' I answered quickly..
'Oh, I don't mind,' she said. 'I'm in no hurry. I'm on my way to a hospice.
I looked in the rear-view mirror. Her eyes were glistening. 'I don't have any family left,' she continued in a soft voice..'The doctor says I don't have very long.' I quietly reached over and shut off the meter.
'What route would you like me to take?' I asked.
For the next two hours, we drove through the city. She showed me the building where she had once worked as an elevator operator.
We drove through the neighborhood where she and her husband had lived when they were newlyweds She had me pull up in front of a furniture warehouse that had once been a ballroom where she had gone dancing as a girl.
Sometimes she'd ask me to slow in front of a particular building or corner and would sit staring into the darkness, saying nothing.
As the first hint of sun was creasing the horizon, she suddenly said, 'I'm tired.Let's go now'.
We drove in silence to the address she had given me. It was a low building, like a small convalescent home, with a driveway that passed under a portico.
Two orderlies came out to the cab as soon as we pulled up. They were solicitous and intent, watching her every move.
They must have been expecting her.
I opened the trunk and took the small suitcase to the door. The woman was already seated in a wheelchair.
'How much do I owe you?' She asked, reaching into her purse.
'Nothing,' I said
'You have to make a living,' she answered.
'There are other passengers,' I responded.
Almost without thinking, I bent and gave her a hug.She held onto me tightly.
'You gave an old woman a little moment of joy,' she said. 'Thank you.'
I squeezed her hand, and then walked into the dim morning light.. Behind me, a door shut.It was the sound of the closing of a life..
I didn't pick up any more passengers that shift. I drove aimlessly lost in thought. For the rest of that day,I could hardly talk.What if that woman had gotten an angry driver,or one who was impatient to end his shift? What if I had refused to take the run, or had honked once, then driven away?
On a quick review, I don't think that I have done anything more important in my life.
We're conditioned to think that our lives revolve around great moments.
But great moments often catch us unaware-beautifully wrapped in what others may consider a small one.
.....a saying that I saw earlier today.So true.I do not observe traditional holidays,but I do try to,in some way,make a holiday each day.Surely there is something to celebrate.....the good weather,the fact that we are loved,the fact that eternal salvation is available to us,the fact that God is available to us.A celebration can be elaborate,but it need not be.A cup of coffee,(or whatever you like),as you watch the sunrise,or your flowers,or even just as you close your eyes and picture what it is that makes you happy if you are unable to go there.A moment with a friend or loved one.A concert.A song on your music player.A movie.Find something to enjoy each day,to make it a celebration.Then thank God for these things.This makes life worth living,even if the rest of your day is difficult.Don't wait for a certain time or event or until you can afford something expensive or have the energy to do something elaborate.Celebrate now,enjoy the beauty and simplicity that is life.Tomorrow is not promised,so do it now,make peace with Almighty now.Say those kind things and do those kind things to your loved ones now,however simple they may seem,do it.I hope that you all overstand,and implement this simple but profound truth.You will be really living at that point.
LOVE AND HUGS TO YOU,PRAISES TO ALMIGHTY.
An afternoon with blueberry pie mmmmm~
Allo~Holly & Friends
Had weather from the Artic air with windchills of -51 C
Now snow, then more windchills....those vehicle tires do feel like 'The Flinestones'
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i post it there
it winds up here,lots of familiar pics,lots of
lol hugs !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
have a great and happy howlidays
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Just an idea,maybe this recipe,along with copies of what I posted yesterday,could be good to do and give to people,if you are looking for a creative idea.
Have a happy day everyone!
Have a happy day !
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Allo~ Holly & Friends
Love that picture, Holly
Have a great week everyone!
Ponder/Meditate/Pray for Peace.
Allo~Justice & Friends
Great Lookin' Day...enjoy
Looking forward for a great day...enjoy yours
Wednesday blessings to all
Midweek....how's y'all doin?
Have a great week~
Hello~Holly & Friends
Jolly good to see y'all~
Enjoy your long weekend~
Hello everyone,and good morning.I hope that you are all doing well.Kay,we don't see much of you on here.How are you and your family?How is the baby?Have a good rest of the week,everyone.
Hello~Kay & Friends~
Thank you, Chrissie & Holly!
I'm glad to be back.
Please come back soon,Erin,I will miss you a lot.
You were the first one to welcome me to the group Erin, followed closely by Holly. You will be missed, hope you will be back soon. Love and best wishes, Chrissie .x.
I'm taking a break from Care2.
I'll be back soon.
Welcome to the group, Justice!
How nice to see you in this group too, Justice. Welcome++
WELCOME,JUSTICE! HOPE YOU ENJOY THE GROUP.HELLO,EVERYONE! ENJOY THE UPCOMING WEEKEND.
Hello.Thank you for telling me about the group,Holly.Hi,everyone.
I am glad to hear things are good & well with you & your family Kay & that you got to spend time with them & have been a good busy it sounds?!!! I am very sorry too hear you are leaving us Les & hope you do come back at some point & time & at least keep your profile on here just in case?!!! Good-luck to you & I wish you the best & it was nice getting to know you on here?!!! Have a great nice fun & a very relaxing peaceful week to all who see this?!!! Peace, Purrs, & Tail Wags!!!
I am sorry to say that for various personal reasons I must leave care2. I have enjoyed my time here, but must say goodbye at this time.
Nice to hear from you,Kay,and so very glad to hear that the baby is well.Hope that you are well too.
Hugs to all,have a great week.
I hope you are all well and happy.
Things have been so busy here, I am sorry I havent had much time for the internet for weeks now.
Baby Daniel is well & home now , thank goodness a happy ending
I have been away at my son Johns looking after his children while he & his wife went on the honeymoon they never had when they got married.
I have also been to visit my son Luke and his family who live on the coast....
Then its a busy time on my allotment , lots of work to do growing the veggies this time of year...
Anyway ...here I am now with a moment to say hello
Love & peace to all
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This post was modified from its original form on 09 Jun, 22:54