Friday, February 27, 2009

THere is GOOD in this world!

This was forwarded to me by email from my wonderful friend, Jackie. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did!!!! It is so refreshing to hear GOOD news!

Last Friday I was going through the Indianapolis Airport .
People in the Security Check line were grumbling about what nonsense the
process was, blah, blah, blah. An elderly lady (in a different line)
was struggling with her luggage, pocketbook, etc. She was also confused
about what to do, how to do it, couldn't get her shoes off (and a
host of other things). The Security Officials weren't helping the
situation either (they can be mighty callous at times).

I started to move

her direction, but before I could get out of the line I was in, a
gentleman (close by) sat down all of his stuff, and began to help the lady. I
thought he looked familiar, but it didn't register; it was

fascinating to see him come to her aid (nobody else was making a move to help!).
He was talking to her, making conversation, helping her untie her shoes,
putting her things in one of those bins, and making sure she was AT
EASE. He helped her through the screening gate, then calmly put his things
on the belt, went through and immediately began to help the lady put her
shoes back on, gather her belongings, etc. In the meantime she had
reached in her purse to show him pictures of her family. He made a big
fuss over the photos, then asked for a wheelchair so he could get her to her gate.
Honestly, it was a Hallmark script. They disappeared down the concourse
together...he was pushing the wheelchair and she was jabbering with him.
It made me smile...a lot.

NOW HERE'S THE KICKER: I got through security

and went to get something to drink. Just beyond the little restaurant
was a group of people gathered, all excited, shaking hands, etc., and in
the center of them was THE KIND GENTLEMAN. Guess who it
was? TONY DUNGY, the recently retired coach of the Indianapolis Colts! I
looked at his hand and, SURE 'NUFF there was the HUGE diamond Super Bowl ring.

The point: The elderly lady didn't know who he was, or care WHO HE IS,
of would even have known had she been told. HE DID THE RIGHT THING FOR
THE RIGHT REASON. Important people serve others with a sense of
purpose. These kinds of things are still THE BEST LESSONS EVER. Thanks for letting me share it.


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