Paying It Forward...by Jackie Connelly Fornuff Lindenhurst Babylon Village Real Estate Long Island New York

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Real Estate Agent with Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY

We all know what paying it forward means, but, do you really do it?

I was in the post office this morning and the line was long. I was looking out the window and saw this older woman with a walker trying to cross the street at the light no less.

So, after 10 minutes, I got what I needed and left. As I walked out the front door, that older woman was STILL trying to cross the street. No one allowed her to go. I was so livid!!

I approached her and told her I'll get her across the street. So, when the light turned read I stood in the middle of the street like a crossing guard and she was able to cross. You wouldn't believe the amount of car horns that were sounding off and some of those people flipped me off. Oh well, deal with it people!

That woman was thankful and she kissed me on the cheek which almost made me cry. She reminded me of my grandmother. She passed away 32 years ago and we were close. Every older woman I see, I see my Grandmother. Our birthdays were 3 days apart and I still miss her. I would give anything to have her in my life now.

That woman is someone's Grandma, Mother, Sister and friend. And maybe a cousin. Would't you want that special person in your life to be helped if they needed it?

We can't turn our backs on people and just think it will be ok. Who knows how long she would have had to stay there and I couldn't bear that thought. I didn't feel like it was going out of my way. I helped her because I wanted to.

So, try to help at least one person a day. It will make the place where you live better, and hopefully will make the world a better place. It will make you feel good about yourself as well!

Comments (4)

Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

Jackie,

Inspite of all the boy-scout jokes about helping little old ladies across the street (whether they wanted to go or not), I think you just qualified to be the National Honorary Boy Scout. 

As an ex Boy Scout: here you go, wear it with pride!

I don't get people's callousness these days.  Good for you!

Nov 04, 2009 02:12 AM
Jackie Connelly-Fornuff
Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY - Babylon, NY
"Moving at The Speed of YOU!"

Oh Mike, thank you! Actually, used to be a Girl Scout, lol. I don't get people either :)

Nov 04, 2009 02:21 AM
Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

Jackie, you just made my "Need a lift?" reblog about uplifting and inspirational posts.  The fact that it is personal is even better!

 

Nov 04, 2009 02:26 AM
Jackie Connelly-Fornuff
Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY - Babylon, NY
"Moving at The Speed of YOU!"

I appreciate that Mike. Thank you! :)

Nov 04, 2009 02:57 AM