“The highest form of wisdom is kindness”
— The Talmud
This morning I came upon a car,
broken down on the side of the road.
Forty years ago I would have ridden past,
too young to know.
Thirty years ago I would have sped by,
too blind to see.
Twenty years ago I would have driven on,
too selfish to care.
Ten years ago I would have hurried along,
too busy to feel.
Today, I stopped.
Yesterday’s gift of time … Stopped and helped a woman whose car had broken down and whose cell phone was not working. The engine was too broken to fix, so I helped her call a tow truck, waited, and listened to her until her ride arrived.