“Kindness and Compassion”

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“Kindness and Compassion”


On a cold evening in Virginia in the 18th century, an old man trudged toward his distant home. As he stopped to rest, he spotted several men on horseback headed down the road in his direction. He watched as the first went by, and then the next, and then a third.


Finally, as the last approached, the old man lifted a hand. “Sir,” he called out, “could you give an old man a ride home?”


The horseman stopped and instantly replied, “Certainly.” He helped the old man up onto his horse, then mounted himself and rode off.


They soon reached the old man’s cottage, where he thanked the horseman for his assistance.


“You’re most welcome,” said the rider, “but I am curious. I saw three people ride ahead of me, and yet you didn’t lift your hand to ask them for help. What made you so certain that I would help you?”


“I’ve been around for a long time,” said the man, “and reckon I know people pretty well. When I looked into the eyes of those other riders I could see they wouldn’t care about my situation. But when I saw your eyes, I saw kindness and compassion there. I knew that you would welcome the opportunity to give me assistance in my time of need.”


“Thank you for your kind words,” the horseman replied. “I hope I am never so busy with my own affairs that I fail to respond to the needs of others with kindness and compassion.”


Legend has it that the horseman was Thomas Jefferson.


In these Crazy Times, this is Something All of Us Should Remember this Wonderful Story!


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Comments (5)

Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Thanks for sharing Joe. Kindness goes lot further than anything else in our lives

May 25, 2022 03:49 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Joe - the first time I heard that story it was told by Zig Ziglar.

May 25, 2022 04:58 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Joe. Kindness and compassion are certainly needed in these uncertain times. Enjoy your day.

May 25, 2022 05:17 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Joe... what a great story! And now I have even more respect for Thomas Jefferson than I already did.

May 25, 2022 08:17 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Good morning Joe.  Good Story.  And I am hopeful legend has it correct.  Make it a great weekend and be safe.  Mark

May 27, 2022 10:00 AM