By her side was a small nylon suitcase. '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 gave
For the next two hours, we drove through the city. She showed
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
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
'You gave an old woman a little mo
I didn't pick up any more passengers that shift. I drove
aimlessly lost in thought. 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
PEOPLE MAY NOT REMEMBER EXACTLY WHAT YOU DID, OR WHAT YOU
SAID, BUT THEY WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HOW YOU MADE THEM FEEL.
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