It had been a busy month for Marlene and I, working long hours, marketing homes, and helping buyers find their next home. On top of that, we were dealing with fall clean up at home and
getting everything winterized for the cold months ahead.
It was around 8pm and I was on my way home for supper after finishing up negotiations with an offer on one of my clients’ listings, when the fuel light in my truck caught my attention. I pulled into the Chevron station and started to “fill ‘er up” when I saw this lady, probably late 20’s, on a bicycle, rooting around in the garbage cans next to the gas pump I was using. What was she
looking for? The answer was in her hand – pop cans.
I then remembered I hadn’t made it to the recycling depot that day. (Oh how I hate that job of sorting all those sticky pop cans and bottles, but in our home it's a “BLUE” job so I get that pleasure.) I asked her if she needed more cans. The answer was, “YES!” as she started to tell me her story – and her need.
I opened the tail gate of the truck, and pulled out a big black garbage bag full of treasures for her. You should have seen her face – it was beaming – so excited! She was so grateful and was starting to thank me, when I pulled out a second bag – just as FULL as the first one! As she started to gush out her thankfulness, I reached into the back of the truck and gave her the third and last bag – it was like Christmas had come early!
She gave me a huge smile as she started to lug the bags to a safe hiding place since she would need to make a number of bike trips to take them all to her home.
As I drove off in the truck, I realized that my dreaded blue job of sorting sticky pop cans and bottles turned into a moment of joy as I was able to make someone’s day just a bit better,
which in turn created a feel good moment for me.
Your friends in the business,
Larry & Marlene
PS - Your next “feel good” opportunity may be disguised
as a sticky pop can, so keep your eyes and ears open!