Last weekend, I was reminded of the goodness of people. So here are two stories.
The first I saw on the bus on my way to work on Friday. The bus driver had pulled over to one stop and opened the doors and announced the route number. A blind lady was standing there waiting for a bus. She shook her head no and said she was waiting for the 200. Another lady came over to her and said, "The 200 is right behind," and took her arm to lead her over. It looked like they were complete strangers. It just warmed my heart to see someone reach outside themselves to help someone they didn't know.
The second story actually happened with me. Last Saturday as I was at lunch with my Grandma and my sister I received a call from a number that I didn't know. I answered it and this girl introduced herself as someone from my stake.
She asked me, "Are you missing a black and white striped scarf?"
"Yes!" I said, surprised. I'd misplaced my favorite scarf a few weeks ago and had sort of given up on finding it at this point.
"Oh good!" She said, "I saw someone leave a scarf on the bus a few weeks ago and thought it was you. I found your number through the stake website. I hope you don't mind me tracking you down."
Of course I didn't. I was very grateful to her that she would take the time to track down this girl she hardly knew to return a scarf. People are such glorious creatures. I'm grateful for the good examples of these people. They make me want to be better and serve more generously.