Archive for Thursday, September 21, 2006

Acts of kindness

September 21, 2006

In the hurly-burly world in which we live, it's nice to know there are people out there willing to show kindness toward total strangers.

We know this happens because we're firsthand beneficiaries of those acts of kindness on an almost-daily basis.

Most everyone who travels through Lansing these days knows the possibility of Main Street becoming clogged with bumper-to-bumper traffic at most anytime of the day. When the near-gridlock occurs, trying to exit a parking lot onto the street can be an exercise in patience, to say the least.

But here at The Current, patience doesn't wear thin - thanks to those wonderful drivers who will pause in the middle of their busy schedules to allo us the opportunity to get on our way down the road to cover a story, make a call on a client, take a photo, meet someone for an appointment or be on our way home.

One day those extending the gesture might be someone driving a beer truck, the next a Chinese dinner delivery man, or maybe a good-ol' boy in a pickup truck.

They don't know us from Adam, but they're willing to "let us in" to traffic.

Knowing there are a lot of drives that open onto Main Street, we're confident such acts of kindness are occurring again and again.

It's a simple act - one that costs nothing but a moment - and makes the recipient's day just a little brighter. Thanks!

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