We are in full swing back on the road... in different stages of three separate projects, Its hard to remember where I am what day without looking at the calendar. Recently, while on the road we happened to see an older gentleman fall and seriously injure himself. I went to see if I could help. There were two ladies and his wife, who was obviously very shaken. The man (Herb) was unable to get up and was in so much pain. One of the ladies and I stayed and tried to calm him. We put ice on his arm and shoulder, talked to him and did our best ease him and his wife.
They were apparently on their way to see war room, a faith based film. The ladies who stopped to help suffer from ailments themselves and were so attentive and helpful even though being on the ground was also painful. There was so much love and willingness to help, I couldn't help but think to myself that there are still good people in this world. So many people just keep going... in their own world, without a care for those around them. In Florida, it is rare for anyone to stop and help. It is almost as though we have become an apathetic society. We have lost that thing that makes us human. This incident has restored my faith in human beings.
We waited for the ambulance for 1:10. I felt so bad for Herb who was a super trooper! It took another 45 minutes for the medics to treat him and get him on the stretcher. Herb has since been released from the hospital and is doing well. As for me, I made a very special new friend. Everything happens for a reason, and I think each of us took something home that day.
I know there are still those out there who will just keep walking. Who are so engrossed with themselves and their own loves they think nothing of others, but there are still of a few of us out there who truly care, and if you fall down or need help, we will be there to help.