I See Good People

No, it’s not a seventh sense…there are good people out there. I know you know some, hopefully many. Hopefully, you are surrounded by them daily, or you run across good people often. These are more than your loved ones, who support you in so many ways: these are the ones who come out of nowhere  and surprise you with their kindness, their thoughtfulness, giving you something you didn’t expect: a positive experience, whatever that means to you. I ran across it twice today: one an online friend, one in what could have been a financially painful experience.

Doug Message

I was sent the photo/message this morning in an email from someone I consider to have a great soul, a big heart. He is undergoing his own hardships in a number of ways that I can’t imagine. Even in the midst of his own problems, he has time and again reached out to me with cute photos, stories, comments of hope and caring, or sharing his own trials and tribulations, forging a deeper connection, one that I truly am holding close.

I first “met” this person in an online group. Yes, I’m being cagey in not giving up who this is, or any real info, as what has been shared with me is his story, not mine, and I would not break the trust given to me. In that group, I found a kindred fun spirit, one who could take the serious side of what we were drawn together for and help make it joyful and sometimes just downright silly.

So…this is my way of thanking him for being there. He is included in my silent prayers, in my guided meditations for wishing good things for another. Thank you.

As to the potentially painful part, I had a car problem this morning, and was about 140 miles away from home. Through the assurance of someone I trust, I took the car in before I started my trip home. What could have been a disaster in time and money, not being a regular customer, being out-of-state, and sometimes there are those places that will sell you the everything you don’t need, I found CJ’s Tire and Automotive Services to be not only super professional but a really positive experience. I’m not only talking about what I experienced: the front of the house staff was this way with everyone who came in.  If you live or travel through the Lancaster, PA area, and are in need of service, I highly recommend them. [btw, if you live in Lower Hudson Valley/Bronx NY area, my normal mechanic is also someone with a high level of integrity and good warmheartedness that I trust: Euromeccanica, a place I have gone to for many, many years, who has taken care not only of my car, but me as well.]

As to the rest: there are those who, during this very difficult time for me, have really shown me so much goodness, so much caring. These are online people as well as those I call my closest friends, ones I’ve known for a long time. It’s a shame that so few blood relatives have reached out (there are some, but only some); you do make your own family, I feel, sometimes. I’m lucky to have them in my life, and that they see the good in me as I do in them.

Is that God? In some of the prayers I say, I thank God for those in my life, those I run across, that are good and kind and fill gaps that are all over, that listen and support and care. Is that part of the doors I need to open as well, this opening of doors theme I gave myself?

I hope you see good people too.


About StuHN

I am a creative individual with many areas of passion: Professional Storyteller; NYS Certified Drama Specialist/Educator; Professional Development Coordinator & Facilitator; Workshop Leader; sometime Puppeteer; Playwright; Director; Performer; Teaching Artist; and sometimes more.

Posted on January 21, 2013, in Caring, counseling, Family, Friends, Inspiration, Love, Meditations, Mindfulness, Prayers, Spiritual, Support, Transformation and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.

  1. In this day and age, it’s always wonderful to run across people willing to help – and businesses who are honest and who actually take the time to give great customer service! 🙂

  2. Too often nowadays people seem to cut themselves off. Its wonderful when we see, recognize and acknowledge good people, and when some of them represent business who recognize the value of being kind. Hooray for seeing good people. Hooray for you!

    • Yup, especially after your horrid experience with a certain airline. This was a great experience with a service that could have ripped me off.
      I find it’s just been too easy to gripe about others…sharing good people is worthy unto itself.

      • That particular company finally sent me information as to how to request a refund, but they will charge me a $50 fee to process that complaint. I’m waiting to see their response, but I’ll still never travel with them again no matter what they do

  3. There are nice people everywhere. Thank you for sharing your story!

  4. I wanted to tweet this, but Twitter seems to be down. Instead, I posted this on my Facebook fan page. Inspirational!

  5. Sometimes, we have to just pony up a little trust… and hope that it works out. I’m thrilled it did for you- and even happier that you shared the experience, so that others can reward this outfit for it’s great service!

  6. It’s the good people who help keep us going in hard times. Or maybe we notice it more. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Life is good because there are good people like you! Love n hugs!

  8. I count it a true blessing when I run into good people!

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