Friday, January 13, 2012
Day 13: Helped a Senior Citizen Shovel Snow
It finally happened. After weeks of great weather, the inevitable finally happened. Chicago finally got blasted with a snow storm. It wasn't Snowmageddon 2011 proportions, but we did get enough that cars and walkways were covered. The snow, for as much hassle as it brings, allowed me to do my first true random act. After I dropped my wife off at work, I was on my way to taking my daughter to the nanny. I saw an older gentleman struggling with clearing his walkway and the sidewalk in front of his house. I decided at that time that helping him was going to be today's random act. He was a very proud man, and at first declined any help. However, I hung out for a little while and asked him if I could maybe tag in for a few minutes. He finally decided to yield control of the shovel over to me and I finished up his walkway. He said to me, "Thank you, more people should help like you." I don't include that to pat my own back, but to put it out there that if you know of a senior citizen that might need some help clearing their snow or something of that nature, try to lend a hand if you have a few minutes.