Tuesday, December 2, 2008

A Free Bus Ride For Me

The nicest thing happened to me today! While I was waiting for my morning bus, a woman came up behind me, and handed me her prepaid bus pass. I was taken aback, at first, because I couldn't figure out why she was giving it to me. (I already had my money in hand, ready to pay the driver) The women explained that the pass had enough money for one more day, and she had already received her new one in the mail. She could have used it for the last day, but decided to give it to me instead. I gushed and told her how awesome she was.

With the economy so crappy these days, even an extra $6...helps out so much. Just another reminder that there are good people in this world.

*Update* I wrote most of this post earlier....then I started feeling gloomy/blue. (not about the post, of course) When I came back to it, reading it made me feel a bit better...just knowing that I was the recipient of a random act of kindness made me feel good. So I would like to say thank you, once again, to the anonymous woman who decided I should receive her bus pass, this morning.


Here, There, Elsewhere... and more said...

Restores your faith in humanity, doesnn't it..?
I love to hear stories like these - thanks!
Hope you have a great week..:)

Anonymous said...

She's one of the 8 out of 10 people who are good.

The other two ruin it for the rest of us.


Arv said...

Thats a real nice gesture on her part Jessica... Good to hear about such things in this chaotic world :)

Have a nice Wednesday mate... cheers...

Gary's third pottery blog said...

no gloominess, J, no no! Hope you feel better!

Fortune Cookies said...

Random acts of kindness are what keeps this world spinning. I'm so glad she chose you for her generosity! You deserve it!

CarmenSinCity said...

I love the random acts of kindness - very cool!

A New Yorker said...

That's awesome!

Jill said...

How kind of her!

Hoping your gloominess has passed... :)

Anonymous said...

Oh, if we would all practice one random act of kindness at least once a day, what a better world we'd live in!

Jennifer said...

That's so nice! I love it when people do nice thing "just because." Hope you're feeling better!!

Jessica said...

Thanks, it really does! :)

Yes, yes they do. lol :)

Thanks. Hope you are doing well! :)

Thanks, I am feeling a bit better today.:)

Aw, thanks. You are right, I am definitely going to be paying it forward. :)

Hi Carmen,
Welcome, thanks for dropping by! Stop in, again, anytime. :)

I thought so too! :)

Thanks, Random...I'm getting there. :)

What a great idea you have! :)

It's so refreshing! :)

Hemanth Potluri said...

:D kindness of people still lives :)...


Writing for Crows said...

Aw. hope u feel better!

Jessica said...


Welcome, and thank you! :) Come back anytime.

Anonymous Mom said...

Random acts of kindness simply rock!

I am sorry you feel blue, I do too. But...it always goes away eventually.

Da Old Man said...

Amazing that such a simple act had such a nice impact.

Jessica said...

I'm sorry about your blueness, too. You're right though, it always goes away. Each second is a fresh start! I just have to keep reminding myself of that.

I know it's so great! :)

Chat Blanc said...

It's so nice to know that kindness and generosity still exist in everyday life. :) thanks for sharing!

Karen and Gerard said...

Kudos to the generous kind lady! It always gives me a lift too when I get a free bus ride, usually when the coin machine isn't working properly! That's one reason why I switched to using prepaid 5-ride cards instead of a prepaid monthly bus pass.

Jessica said...

Hi Chat,
Thanks for stopping by! :) Hope to see you here again.

haha, yes when the equipment malfunctions it's certainly a great day to take the bus!

Kimmy said...

Wonderful story. To me, it is the random acts of kindness that bring tears to my eyes. The spur of the moment decision to help others, instead of self. Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

It's good to have experiences like this, isn't it? Makes you less cynical about humans in general...

Anonymous said...

That's a beautiful story.
I love these meetings with God through people!

David Amulet said...

Very cool. I got a coupon handed to me recently while in line--it gave me the same feeling.

Jessica said...

Thanks Kimmy, I agree! :)

They always seem to happen at just the right moments, don't they...it's so refreshing to see the good that people are capable of.

Welcome! :) Thanks! Come back anytime!

We just need to keep paying it forward! :)

Real Live Lesbian said...

How sweet!

Hope you're feeling happier!

Malcolm said...

How cool! Hearing stories like this restores my faith in the human race.

Jessica said...

Real Live,
Hi, thanks! :) I'm feeling a lot better, this week.

Me too. :) I'm glad I shared this story!