Stories by lovelightbug (5 matches)

The Cab Driver On A Rainy Day

I woke up the other day to a phone call from a taxi driver who had my friend's cell phone.  My friend had apparently left it in the cab the night before. The driver had called others but I was the first one who had answered.    It was a rainy morning which for cab drivers in this big city is a very busy time. He asked me where he could drop the cell phone off. I told him the street where I lived and quickly jumped out of bed and got dressed so I could meet him on the corner. I guessed that if he had taken on a passenger of two he could have made some good money from driving all that distance.   When he arrived I thanked him and blessed him for having such a kind and beautiful soul. I was so happy for my friend who had only recently moved ... Read Full Story >>

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A Warm Embrace And Presence

It was a usual day at the hospital. I was running around doing what I needed to get done for my patients. Then I stopped in my tracks because I could feel my cell phone vibrating in my pocket. I almost always keep my phone on. In the event of an emergency my family and friends can that way get in touch with me. It was an emergency. There was a death in my family. I couldn't move. I couldn't think. I was excused early from work that day, but came home to an empty apartment and didn't know what to do next. I cried. I didn't know if I wanted to be alone or phone my close friend. I didn't know if I should have bothered my friend. Death is a sensitive subject for some people. Different people handle it in different ways.  What does one say? What does one do? After deliberating for a ... Read Full Story >>

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Coffee Shop Kindness - With Extra Ripples

The other day I was in a popular coffee shop. I got my order and looked around the crowded cafe for a table to sit at.  I asked a woman sitting at a large table if the seat in front of her was available. She said, "No. I'm waiting for a few people." 'Okay,' I thought. 'Fair enough.'   I went on to the next person, a young man who had his coat covering the chair opposite him. I asked if the seat was available and he happily lifted his coat from the chair. I sat there, sharing his table, eating my sandwich and drinking my tea. Then I noticed another young lady walk up to the woman I had talked to. I watched her looking around for any other available seats.    Next to me was another young lady on her phone with an available spot but no chair. I looked around some more ... Read Full Story >>

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What Happened Over Iced Tea

I frequent a certain cafe every now and then when I wish to work away from home, where I face many of my self-created distractions. As I stood in line at the cafe, I looked at the plethora of pastries that enticed me, and was very engaged in the thought of which pasty I was going to choose with my cup of tea. Half-present, I realized the line wasn't moving as 'smoothly' as I had wished it would. I was in no particular rush, but noticed this thought surfaced. When I became aware of this, it prompted me to look at the two individuals before me. One was an elderly woman perhaps in her 70's. She appeared fumbling with her change purse and inquired in great detail about the prices. It was then evident that she ordered an ice tea as well as a pastry, but did not have enough money for ... Read Full Story >>

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The Cab Driver Who Went Out of His Way on a Rainy Day

 I woke up the other day in a rather interesting manner to a phone call from a taxi driver who had my friends cell phone. My friend had apparently left it in the cab the night before. The driver had called others, but I was the first one who picked up to answer. It was a rainy morning, which for cab drivers in this big city is a very busy time. The cab driver asked me where he could drop the cell phone off. I told him the cross streets to where l lived and quickly jumped out of bed, got dressed and told the cab driver I'd meet him on the corner of those streets. The driver drove all the way from Queens to deliver this phone to where I lived. I gathered if he had taken on a passenger of two, he could have made some good money ... Read Full Story >>

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