Thursday, August 9, 2012
Day 27 - Find ways to help others avoid embarassment.
Firstly I would like to apologize for skipping some days with my entries; I caught a bad flu and have been home in bed with a fever feeling near death. Either way that is no excuse and I promise it won't happen again.
Today’s deed was a bit more on the difficult side because I really didn't know how I was going to proceed with helping someone avoid embarrassment. I didn't go in to work today because I am still trying to beat this flu out of my system but I could definitely get out of bed so I decided to do some mind cleansing with yoga and then hit the sauna afterwards to sweat everything out. I was a little stressed trying to figure out how I was going to complete my deed and worried that I wouldn't have an entry and go yet another day without a post and then it hit me.
As I was walking into the half empty gym, there was a young girl in front of me checking in. I see her put her number in the check in keyboard and as she goes to quickly walk away the man at the front desk yelled "excuse me mam’ can you please come back here?”. She turned around with a very nervous face and the man started asking her questions claiming that she didn't look like the girl in the picture. Many times I had been a witness of this, someone trying to sneak into the gym with someone else’s membership; usually I would just walk around them and continue on my way. But this time I politely proclaimed "I am sorry to interrupt but this is definitely the girl in the picture, she is in my yoga class and I see her on a weekly basis", the girl looked shocked and the guy look puzzled but he of course didn't want to debate and agreed to let her in with an apology. As I went to walk away the girl thanked me numerous times.
Although the situation was nothing major and it was a petty deed it really made me smile knowing that I had helped someone else out. So many times we run into small situations that we could make a difference in but we always choose to go on with our own lives and not help out a stranger. Next time you run into a situation where not only could you help someone avoid embarrassment but you could also make their day, do it!! It's the small things that count in this world and many good small deeds could eventually turn into an amazing big deed!!