ABOUT PEOPLES' POSITIVE ATTITUDE TOWARDS LIFE AND LEARN THE
MAGIC OF NOT GIVING UP EVEN WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH.
Pickup in the Rain
One night, at 11:30 PM, an older African American woman was standing on
the side of an Alabama highway trying to endure a lashing rain storm.
Her car had broken down and she desperately needed a ride. Soaking wet,
she decided to flag down the next car. A young white man stopped to help
her - generally unheard of in those conflict-filled 1960s. The man took
her to safety, helped her get assistance and put her into a taxi cab.
She seemed to be in a big hurry! She wrote down his address, thanked him
and drove away.
Seven days went by and a knock came on the man's door. To his surprise,
a giant console color TV was delivered to his home. A special note was
attached. It read: "Thank you so much for assisting me on the highway
the other night. The rain drenched not only my clothes but my spirits.
Then you came along. Because of you, I was able to make it to my dying
husband's bedside just before he passed away. God bless you for helping
me and unselfishly serving others."