An Extra Special Trip to The City
--by mizzzim, posted Sep 21, 2010
Just a few weeks ago I was taking my six year old son into the city for the first time. It was a special trip because he was going to be taking the subway for the first time.
As we boarded the train I noticed it was nearly full and thought we'd have to most likely stand. No sooner had we boarded than a huge guy, listening to a mp3 player and wearing sports clothing, tapped me on the shoulder and got out of his seat so there would be two empty seats next to each other for us. I mouthed the words, "Thank you" as he got up and we sat down. Normally, I would be on edge around someone like that, a big guy who looks really tough and intimidating. But this encounter really forced me to change my thinking.
Getting off the train the we were delighted when the subway engineer waved to my son and I as the train departed.
A little later I dropped my subway pass as I was getting money out of my wallet and a stranger alerted me.
The kindness of people to complete strangers made our trip to the city a very special day.
Keep believing that God has put only wonderful in your path.