To the Rescue: A True Act of “Namaste”
The compassionate deeds of Men. Yes – of men.
As I was driving the other day to an appointment, I was distracted by two cars that suddenly stopped on the opposite side of the street.
Both drivers jumped out of their cars with some sort of urgency. Being a very defensive driver myself, I immediately checked out our surroundings. Nothing.
I looked back to the two men. One was in his early 20’s and the other in his early 50’s. They had rushed out from their cars without even thinking of putting on their emergency blinkers. Both of them ran towards two elderly women on the street corner.
One woman was desperately trying to help the other, who had fallen on to her hands and knees. The fallen woman had a large build and looked as though she was in her 80’s. Her walker was half off the curb.
I could sense her desperation from where I watched.
Without a second thought, the gentlemen came to the fallen woman’s assistance. The young man slowly and gently helped her to her feet. He didn’t let her go but held her as if she was his very own grandmother, asking her questions of concern. The other man stood by compassionately, also gently asking her questions.
It was a beautiful sight to behold – these strangers that the universe had brought together at this moment in time. As I sat there in my car, it brought tears to my eyes that I was fortunate enough to witness the compassion that still exists within individuals.
I write this because I hope that it will bring awareness to us that the little things we do in life are truly noticed and appreciated by others, even though we may not be directly acknowledged for them.
Isn’t this a true act of “Namaste” – to honor the divine spirit within each of us?
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