Today I have renewed hope for our teens.
I had just finished shopping at a local shopping center.
While I was waiting for a break in traffic so I could exit the parking lot, onto a very busy street,
I saw something that......
I saw a teen boy riding his bike on the opposite side of the street.
that he saw,
someone in need.
Was an elderly lady
standing in the grassy median
of the very busy street
she was bent with age
holding tight to her walker
unsteady on her feet
Slowed his bicycle
then quickly dropped it on the sidewalk
on the curb
he was waving his hands to stop traffic
then crossed to the center
a perfect gentleman
I could not hear his words
but his actions were clear
saw that I was also needed
to help with this crossing
waving my hands to slow traffic
on my side of the street
I used my car to completely block all lanes
to quietly assure her that he would be right back
he quickly ran her walker to the sidewalk
only to return to her side
to carefully offer her his strong arm
and guide her slowly
to the safety of the sidewalk
I knew more young people this thoughtful
I could tell his mother what a fine young man her son is going to be
(....I'm sure she knows, but it's nice to hear it from an outsider)