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What goes around comes around.... Truer words were never spoken...


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 hungry.




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






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 hands hurt.




As he was tightening up 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






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 gonna be all right. I love you, Bryan Anderson."




There is an old saying "What goes around comes around." Today, I sent you


this story, and I'm asking you to pass it on ... Let this light shine.




Good friends are like stars....You don't always see them, but you know


they are always there.


Sincerely : Tarzan

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Tonight I splurged and spent $10 on some lottery tickets. I always play 115 as that is my wife's b-day.


Well, it came in - 151.


I won $83. I bought the ticket from a 78 year old woman who works at a gas station near us.


I gave her $20. Just made me feel good. If I would have won more, I would have given her much more.


What comes around does go around. I help people when I can - and those that have not been kind to my wife and I (unscrupulous caregiver & his wife)...you'll get yours some day.



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This is the time of year that the true meaning of Christ(mas) shines. This just received from a NORML attorney representing very dear friends:


The best Christmas "gift" I can give you & your wife is to represent you both pro bono."


Their case comes up on the docket Jan 5 and they have been suffering economically like everyone else. This made the holidays truly a blessing.


Merry Christmas everyone, and please have a safe and very Happy Holiday!!



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I feel blessed by so many this year all of the people here that have helped and given a kind word. My wife for staying strong and being a great mother. My kids the girls the reason I live just for being (I love them more than I can express) thank you for the kind story it touched me today. I try to live like that all year round. Remember as I always say pay kindness forward and never leave on harsh words they may be the last that person ever hears.

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