Along for the Ride

A few weeks ago, my super-talented friend and colleague Karin Melberg Schwier gave 50 Good Deeds a lovely shout-out on her blog. She called it “a completely happy place you should go to from time to time to restore your faith in humanity.” Did I mention Karin is really pretty?

Karin went on to share that she and I had been corresponding lately about some of her recent good deed experiences. Yes, friends do send me their tales of kindness. They do this well and often. It’s usually the highlight of my day.

Apparently, positivity happens frequently in Saskatoon, where Karin lives. On her blog she told a new story, this one about giving a ride to a total stranger on a violently windy day. It happened after the stranger helped Karin’s stepson sort out a jammed newspaper box. When Karin offered a lift and the stranger explained where she lived, she graciously added: “I hope that’s not out of your way?” And they were off.

Here’s the part I particularly enjoy. It was out of Karin’s way. As in, 180-degrees, wrong-way, totally-opposite-direction out of Karin’s way. But Karin never let on. She happily drove the woman home. On her blog she reflected, “We had time.”

From this completely happy place, I’m signing off…

Karin and stepson Jim sharing a laugh, perhaps over the audacity of their plucky good deed. PHOTO BY HEATHER FRITZ

Karin and stepson Jim sharing a laugh, perhaps over the audacity of their plucky good deed. (PHOTO BY HEATHER FRITZ)

2 responses to “Along for the Ride

  1. Hello,

    I am currently looking and reading certain blogs that I like and would also like to ask for a favour, do not worry if you do not want to because I understand! However I am running a campaign #Helpastranger (http://kidarousse.wix.com/helpastranger) and trying to get strangers (no matter which country they are from) to donate to help raise money for Great Ormond Street’s Children’s Hospital in London (http://justgiving.com/Helpastranger) and i was wondering if you could help spread the word and encourage people to donate.

    Thank you for your time,

    Best regards.

  2. Hey Anon, I don’t mind your using this page to promote your fundraising campaign… good luck with it.

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