The Helpers

This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle. Have you ever been driving along and took notice of an animal or a person that needed help? Maybe it was a person with a flat tire.

Or maybe it was a person who was broke down in the middle of the road.

Or maybe you thought that you saw a turtle crossing the road, like Boy Person saw.

What do you do when you take notice of someone needing help? Do you stop? Or do you only think about stopping?

If we consider for a moment that we are all moving towards a place or a goal at any given time throughout the day, it’s mind boggling.

There is so much to do for persons. And it’s no different for our family. As we were driving to our next campsite, we were hot and we were tired. But we were almost there. We were in the homestretch.

But all of a sudden, Boy Person pulled over on the side of the road, exclaiming that he thought he saw a turtle in the road.

Now, he said he couldn’t be sure, but he had to go make sure. Girl Person said she didn’t see anything, but told him to please be careful in traffic. And as he ran back to the motorhome, the news was that there was no turtle. Just an unripe, green orange in the road who apparently needed help.

But not really. It was too late for that. There’s was no helper that could help the orange.

You would have thought that Boy Person would have felt a little embarrassed about mistaking an orange for a turtle. But all he said was that he wouldn’t have been able to live with himself if he didn’t find out. There was no harm in stopping.

How do you feel about that? If you tried to help someone and it didn’t work out, would you try again?

The persons said right now everyone is stressed out and buying a lot of stuff. She said the grocery stores are empty. There’s a lot gone that people need.

But she said there are two types of persons in those stores.

She said there are persons who help and others who do not help. Those who are not kind, but only out for themselves. Then she said that there are the helpers. The ones who will give up what they need for someone who needs it more. And maybe we don’t even know if they need it more. But it’s always right to do the right thing. Will you be able to live with yourself after?

Helping isn’t always easy, especially when you’re in need of help in some ways yourself. And sometimes you won’t even get a smile in return. But putting others above yourself is kind. It’s right. It’s rarely a trait that is seen. Just like trying to save an unripe orange, your efforts may not work out. But you tried. Keep trying. And wouldn’t the world be a better place if we all tried to help? No matter the outcome?

Be a helper. Be who you should be. Don’t let others’ actions make you less of who you are.

Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle

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