Next New Beginnings -
Jan 25 - 28, 2007
What goes around
Presented by Jim Dubel, D.C.
He almost didn't see the old
lady, stranded on the side of the road, but even in the dim light of day,
he could see she needed help. So he pulled up in front of her Mercedes
and got out. His Pontiac was still sputtering when he approached her.
Even with the smile on his
face, she was worried. No one had stopped to help for the last hour or
so. Was he going to hurt her? He didn't look safe; he looked poor and
He could see that she was
frightened, standing out there in the cold. He knew how she felt. It was
that chill which only fear can put in you.
He said, "I'm here to help
you, ma'am. Why don't you wait in the car where it's warm? By the way, my
name is Bryan Anderson."
Well, all she had was a flat
tire, but for an old lady, that was bad enough. Bryan crawled under the
car looking for a place to put the jack, skinning his knuckles a time or
two. Soon he was able to change the tire. But he had to get dirty and his
As he was tighten! ing u p
the lug nuts, she rolled down the window and began to talk to him. She
told him that she was from St. Louis and was only just passing through.
She couldn't thank him enough for coming to her aid.
Bryan just smiled as he
closed her trunk. The lady asked how much she owed him. Any amount would
have been all right with her. She already imagined all the awful things
that could have happened had he not stopped. Bryan never thought twice
about being paid. This was not a job to him. This was helping someone in
need, and God knows there were plenty, who had given him a hand in the
past. He had lived his whole life that way, and it never occurred to him
to act any other way.
He told her that if she
really wanted to pay him back, the next time she saw someone who needed
help, she could give that person the assistance they needed, and Bryan
added, "And think of me."
He waited until she started
her car and drove off. It had been a cold and depressing day, but he felt
good as he headed for home, disappearing into the twilight.
A few miles down the road the
lady saw a small cafe. She went in to grab a bite to eat, and take the
chill off before she made the last leg of her trip home. It was a dingy
looking restaurant. Outside were two old gas pumps. The whole scene was
unfamiliar to her. The waitress came over and brought a clean towel to
wipe her wet hair. She had a sweet smile, one that even being on her feet
for the whole day couldn't erase. The lady noticed the waitress was
nearly eight months pregnant, but she never let the strain and aches
change her attitude. The old lady wondered how someone who had so little
could be so giving to a stranger. Then she remembered Bryan .
After the lady finished her
meal, she paid with a hundred dollar bill. The waitress quickly went to
get change for her hundred dollar bill, but the old lady had slipped
right out the door. She was gone by the time the waitress came back. The
waitress wondered where the lady could be. Then she noticed something
written on the napkin.
There were tears in her eyes
when she read what the lady wrote: "You don't owe me anything. I have
been there too. Somebody once helped me out, the way I'm helping you. If
you really want to pay me back, here is what you do: Do not let this
chain of love end with you."
Under the napkin were four
more $100 bills.
Well, there were tables to
clear, sugar bowls to fill, and people to serve, but the waitress made it
through another day. That night when she got home from work and climbed
into bed, she was thinking about the money and what the lady had written.
How could the lady have known how much she and her husband needed it?
With the baby due next month, it was going to be hard....
She knew how worried her
husband was, and as he lay sleeping next to her, she gave him a soft kiss
and whispered soft and low, "Everything's going to be all right. I love
you, Bryan Anderson."!
There is an old saying
"What goes around comes around."
Good friends are like
stars....You don't always see them, but you know they are always there.
Hope to see you at New Beginnings this month...
All My love, Loyalty and
Today... I wish you a
day of ordinary miracles-
A fresh pot of coffee you didn't have to
An unexpected phone call from an old
Green stoplights on your way to work or
I wish you a day of little things to
The fastest line at the grocery store.
A good sing along song on the radio.
Your keys right where you look.
I wish you a day of happiness and
perfection-little bite-size pieces of perfection that give you the funny
feeling that the Lord is smiling on you, holding you so gently because
you are someone special and rare.
I wish You a day of Peace, Happiness and
They say it takes a minute to find a
special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them, but then
an entire life to forget them.
Please tell all your friends in
Chiropractic about our January New Beginnings Weekend..
Time to renew our passion for the
profession we all love!
All My love, Loyalth and Friendship..
for a New Future
Chiropractic Philosophy Weekend
When: Jan 25 - 28, 2007
Where: Sheraton Hotel &
Conference Center, Eatontown, New Jersey,
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