by keb

You never know when you will be asked to give, or when an opportunity calls for you to come at a moments notice. The other day I was planning on going for a morning run, but when I woke up, I decided I didn’t want to run that morning. It turned out to be a good thing I skipped the run. I was doing a few morning things when I received a phone call. It was 7:30 am. A woman in my neighborhood area had fallen and her husband couldn’t get her back up on his own. I received a call from their neighbor. They couldn’t seem to get a hold of anyone. I put on my flip flops, and in my pajamas – raced in my car to the house.

She wasn’t seriously hurt, but in quite a bit of pain. They had an appointment at the doctor to make. I was able to help her husband get her off of the bathroom floor and into a wheel chair. After her husband helped her change from her PJs into her clothes, I then helped him get his wife into their car. They are not accustomed to need help. They are the kind of people that are always there to give and serve those around them. Now they were on the other side. I could tell it was hard for this gentleman to have to call for help. He told me “Never get old.” I could tell his gratitude for my help, even though I didn’t really do anything that special.

He commented to me that I was faster than 911.

I was glad I was there when someone was in need. Are we ready to be faster than 911 when someone is in need? Are we ready to give at a moments notice? Are we someone that people can feel they can call when they are in need?

Someday we will be on the receiving end, and we’ll need to call on someone for help, to give of their time, talents or means. We all get to give to each other. The exchange is a marvelous thing.