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Help, even without thanks

Posted on: September 12, 2015

What goes around, comes around. One good turn deserves another.

However you say it, when you help you might get helped in return, particularly if your gesture had no strings attached in the first place.

Helping hand by JuditK, on Flickr
Creative Commons Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 2.0 Generic License   by  JuditK 

My family and I were on a shared bus when a stranger asked to borrow a phone charger as his iPhone was running low on power. 

My wife offered her battery pack but it did not work. I offered my more powerful pack and the stranger’s phone suckled like a hungry baby.

We expected nothing but a thank you. This time, however, my family and everyone else with us received presents from the stranger.

I cannot be more specific as the person asked us not to share details. Suffice to say that we got back more than we put in.

We might not always get a thank-you for our efforts. But once in a blue moon we might help more people than we think.

Teachers have the opportunity to do this every day. They will not get thanked immediately, but they might help more people and to a larger extent than they think.


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