“I’d like to help but I’m a stranger”
as I was taking db’s recommended bike ride up skyline, my chain unexpectedly broke under the strain. Two cars and 2 bicyclists separately stopped to ask me if I was ok.
This extending of kindness and compassion lifted my walking spirit but my favorite response had to be the older gentleman driving an electric car, who after asking if I was ok and hearing that my chain was broken stated, “I’d like to help but I’m a stranger” to which I replied with a smile – “Thank you very much for stopping, I am going to walk the rest of the way, I will be fine, thanks!”
As he drove away I laughed deeply at his response and my soul replied “you have helped me, friend”