met someone who was from boston and moved to sunnyvale. i told him that last mach, i ate clam chowdah at the bastn harbr. they still had the red sox pictures pinned up to their wall.
been pretty active with sports lately. was playing volleyball at the sand courts near palm and symantec. now i’m not surprised a lot of software/computer engineers could play too.
how often do you help perfect strangers? i’m not sure about all of you but we may see acts of kindness from people whom we just bump into on occasion. blame it on the media or whatnot, but i’m always sure there are the good ones left out there. i’ve been helped when i thought there was no more hope at all, and there are these God-sent angels who come our way when we thought we could not hold on any longer. when all else fails, someone comes along and they become the people we remember all our lives.
i just got out of the post office earlier and was approached by a woman who needed a ride a few blocks away from where i was going. it was actually out of my way. she said that after parking her car on a public street while flying out-of-state for over a week, the new santa clara county ordinance had to tow her car away. on top of that, she had to pay a boatload just to get her car back. i still could not comprehend how she ended up at the post office, but without hesitation i told her to hop right in and dropped her off to her destination. she seemed happy after we got to her workplace, and it would have taken her at least 45 minutes under the midday sun to walk back even though it was breezy outside. i know i’ve been helped by such wonderful people in the past – perfect strangers or not, so if i get the opportunity to return the favor i would do so.
everyday we meet people who are very powerful. not because they have all the riches or anything that connotes power in this world, but because they had the internal strength to overcome situations that you never thought would happen. those who survived abusive households (cuts and bruises from their arms), who had to struggle to find shelter every night (or live in unsanitary places before they got to where they wanted to be), who endured endless torments from social situations (from being disowned or abandoned), and all the strife imaginable. i give my respect to all of you…
a powerful lesson i learned from a great person… you can do to things on every obstacle: either feel bad about it or do something about it. i already have a choice.