Monday, December 9, 2013

Gratitude Monday -- Caught in the Act

I've been on the receiving end of a few good deeds lately, and I am very grateful.

We've had a stupidlot of snow. Last week along we had nearly a foot (in the Old Tongue) and it snuggled on top of what was already there.
On the weekend we had even more.

Last Tuesday I ventured to the store for big deal percentages off days. I was going to alter my usual behaviour and turn north out of the garage heading up the alley. At the last moment, intuition be hanged, I went south as I usually do.
My car trip went south along with it.
I tried to dig out, but couldn't so asked a neighbour for help. He dug and sanded and sanded and dug and eventually I was free. I backed up, turned around, and headed north like I was supposed to.
He's a very kind man. I owe him sand at least though he insists he wants nothing.

Yesterday with fresh snow on the sidewalk and husband out ploughing the highway I caught my next -door neighbour shovelling the sidewalk in front of my house.
She was smiling.

I didn't let her see that I'd seen her. When people do a good deed for the sheer joy of doing good in the world they don't like to be caught. It's embarrassing.
I will thank her when I get a chance anyway,


Chris said...

Excellent. I remember the last good snow we got in Missoula, there were many examples of people helping others. It makes me happy to see.

Leah J. Utas said...

Me, too, Chris. It really brings out the good in people.

Crabby McSlacker said...

Wow, that cheers me up just thinking about it!

And a "stupidlot" is my new favorite quantity, thank you for that!

Leah J. Utas said...

My pleasure, Crabby. Use it as you see fit.

messymimi said...

You have wonderful neighbors, and i'm sure they know you will do things for them, too, when they need help. It's great to have a sense of community in these days.

Leah J. Utas said...

I sure do,Messymimi. Mike has shovelled the neighbour's snow from time to time.
He helped move a piano for the guy who dug me out.
It's good to help and be helped.

Hilary said...

I'm glad that you're surrounded with good neighbours. And you're so right about not wanting to be caught at doing a good deed. And I might just have to adopt "stupidlot" also.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thnak, Hilary. Neighbours make the difference. Please use "stupidlot" as you see fit.