May 2, 2016 — Proudest Moment
This is a tough one. Of course giving birth to my children was an amazing moment, but I would say that was more emotional, exciting, happy, more so than proud. I really enjoy doing small things to pay it forward. Something to make someone smile. I did something this past winter that I was proud of (even though it probably wasn’t the smartest thing to do).
On my way to work one Friday morning I saw a homeless man sleeping under an overpass. The temperatures in Rhode Island were way below average. It was probably about 5 degrees out but with the windchill felt like -15. Seeing this man out in that kind of cold just broke my heart. I drove to the closest motor in to see if there was a vacancy. Sure enough there was. So I drove back to that underpass and got out and asked the man if he would like to stay in that motel for a couple of nights. He seemed pretty happy. Now this is where I was dumb. I drove him there myself. He packed (“rolled up”) his belongings, put them in the back of my car and I brought him there. I paid for 2 nights. He mentioned it would be the first time in a very long time he would watch T.V.
I mention this story not to get a pat on the back or to recognition, but in hopes that it will inspire others to help people. A little something might just go a long way for that person, in that moment. Be kind, show love and respect to all!