Thursday, November 10, 2011

How I despise those hit & run drivers!

A few days before Deepavali, I was back in my hometown.

I saw an Indian lady and 2 teenagers passing by my parents' house. My hubby and I noticed that lady was pushing a damaged bike. We approached them and got to know that a car knocked her off the bike and sped off. She had no choice but to push her bike home before walking to work in a chinese restaurant. He daughter and son were accompanying her.

We offered to help. She accepted and we sent her bike for repair before driving her to work. On the way to her workplace, I asked about her family background. She told me she has 4 children but her husband is irresponsible and barely gives her money. Fortunately all her 4 kids are well behaved and they do well in their studies. Her teenage daughter works part time in that restaurant too. I encouraged that girl to study hard in order to have a better future. She looked at me and nodded her head.

I later passed some money to that lady and told her to buy something for her children. She and her children deserved a good Deepavali - the festival of light. May they continue to be strong and their souls be full of light and hope.


5 comments:

薰衣草夫人 said...

是善心的你让他们一家在屠妖节有一线温暖的光明.

reanaclaire said...

So nice of you.. I am sure that they feel very touched by your kind gesture and hope it goes round too...

YuinTing said...

夫人,我想那些老人院的老人家也感受到您帶給他們的溫暖。我相信只要大家互相幫忙,這世界將更美好。

Hi Claire, I am just "Paying It Forward". My friend and I were helped by a kind hearted pakcik when our motorbike broke down on the highway many years ago. At that time I was still an undergraduate and didn't realize how dangerous it was, now I dare not let my kids ride a bike. And yes, I do hope that family will also lend a helping hand to others one day.

Sunny-Cookie said...

I love that movie "Pay It Forward", and I'm glad there are people like you who intentionally 'pay it forward' whenever there's an opportunity!

YuinTing said...

Hi Sunny-Cookie, my brother introduced me to that movie many years ago. Very meaningful and inspiring and it does have a profound influence on me.