Most of my users are remotely located. On occasion I am required to ship them technology gadgets, etc. I was on the way to ship out a headset to iSave, which I’ll never buy from again by the way.
As I walked over to Fedex, I saw an elderly woman struggling with opening a gate. She had a ton of bags with her, as well as one of those elderly walkers. So I ran over with my box and all, and grabbed the door for her.
Next I noticed a set of 3 steps, I asked her permission to assist her with bringing up her property, she approved. I brought everything up for her, and then I noticed yet another door, and of course I helped her there too.
Then I see there is no elevator in this building, only MORE STAIRS. I asked “Is someone coming down to help you?” She replied no, that she lived alone and could take care of it. Uhm, not while I’m here!
I offered to help bring up her valuables, she said thank you and that she would be extremely grateful. So, I brought up all her bags, walker, and my box up three flights of stairs. As I came down, she was still making her way up slowly. I asked if she needed any further help, and she said no.
She asked me, “Are you a Christian?” Rather than going into my explanation of how I was raised Pentecostal, but I don’t practice any form of religion these days, I said “yes.” She then said, “Okay, God bless you child, you saved me 5 trips up and down, and over an hour. Bless you. Thank you, thank you, thank you,” and then she drew a cross on my chest. I told her that it was no trouble at all, to take care, and I left.
I was thinking as I walked away, the universe, God, Mother Nature, whomever you believe in, that energy sometimes puts us where we need to be when we need to be there to do good. I don’t think my timing was a mistake, and I’m glad that I was there to help this elderly woman.
Growing Up Bronx
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