Great Moments to Be Alive
So, there I was this weekend, running late for my nieces pre-Regional game at Grand Ledge. I have never been to their softball field before. We plugged the address in the GPS and just listened to the computer order me around to the wrong street. I missed the sign.
I turned on a side street that lead me back to the street I should have turned on and there was a line of about 20 cars waiting to get in. I thought "great, no one will let me in." Well, the first car did. He waved me over and I waved back, saying to Mrs. Pants during the turn "Pay for that car to get in." She agreed and we paid 10 for us and 5 for him. I drove away and parked by the softball field.
As I was getting out of my car, he pulled up. "That was a nice thing you did." I was beaming and said "that was a nice thing you did." We both smiled, felt great and told each other to have a wonderful day and thanks for looking out for your fellow man.
I never saw him again that day but these small gestures made both of our days. My nieces team won 14-1 against Holt. Then lost to a GREAT Mattawan team in the Regional. My niece had an amazing Sportscenter worthy diving catch in center and even though they lost, she had a great attitude. I was a very proud uncle and had a great day. It all started with paying it forward. My team may have lost but I won.