I washed my car this weekend. (I know from the beautiful weather and from the length of the line that I am not the only one.) First I filled my tank, and then I pulled in behind several other cars. After a few minutes, the woman in the car behind me jumped out and came up to my window. I rolled it down, and she explained that my gas cap and gas door were open. Whew! Good catch before I drove into a car wash.
I thanked her, and she said, “We’re all in this together.”
Wow! She is someone I would like to know. The people in her life must be better for knowing her. How is that for something that just rolled off her tongue. She is right. In fact it was the title of the very first blog I ever wrote, We’re All in this Together.
Think before you act.
Treat other people well.
Stand up for your beliefs and for people who can’t stand up for themselves, but do it respectfully.
Grace is always better than anger.
Perform simple, random acts of kindness. If you notice someone in front of you in line is about to drive into the car wash with her gas cap open, let her know.
Thank you to the woman who did that for me. And thank you for the simple reminder that we are, in fact, all in this together.