Remembering Past Days
I remember one year the bus got stuck in the snow and the kids got out to help push it out of the snow. My son noticed there was a spot just for him at the back of the bus and he gladly stepped into place.
By the time they had pushed the bus out of the ditch, my son was covered in exhaust fumes and oil from the exhaust he was standing in front of. No wonder there was a spot left open. 🙁
As the days of cold weather continued, and buses broke down, I decided my kids didn’t need to ride a bus to school that risked getting stuck or breaking down in -20° weather.
Many times the kids would be stuck on that bus for over an hour as they waited for a replacement bus to arrive out there in the country. Why should I risk my children’s lives in that cold weather? Consequently, during those -20+ degree times, my kids stayed home after that unfortunate day when there was room left “just for my son.”
We saw another example of this same idea one day when I came out of the church in a wheelchair. Someone had parked in front of the handicap ramp, so it was impossible for me to get off the sidewalk in the normal fashion.
Someone had to pull me over the edge of the sidewalk and the wheel chair had to drop to the parking lot. On a usual day, that isn’t the real problem however. I still had to be pulled through the parking lot through ice ridges and snow, to my car. Whereas, the ramp was clear as well as the space where the other handicaps parked, and there would have been no problem getting me to our car.
This is yet another case of someone pulling in the parking lot and seeing one last spot “left just for him”, and parking there without noticing or caring where he was parking.
Yes, there was a spot open, but open for a reason. Before you jump too quickly, make sure you are safe in the place you are standing OR parking. There may just be a reason the spot is open.
Fast Forward To Today
Just like in my early days, when we had decisions to make, today I find myself making decisions to be of service to my friends around the world.
I help people learn ways they can increase their less than adequate retirement income. I also help mothers, and fathers, have more time to spend with their families. I help you find a way that you can make a good income from home.
I make strategies and plans for building residule income to help with retirement funds.
It’s important to