What Goes Around, Comes Around
What Goes Around, Comes Around
One day a man saw an old lady, stranded on the side of the road,
in the dim light of day, he could see she needed help. So he pulled
front of her Mercedes and got out. His Pontiac was still sputtering
Even with the smile on his face, she was worried. No one had stopped
help for the last hour or so. Was he going to hurt her? He didn't
safe; he looked poor and hungry.
He could see that she was frightened, standing out there in the
knew how she felt. It was those chills which only fear can put
He said, "I'm here to help you, ma'am.
Why don't you wait in the car where
it's warm? By the way, my name is Bryan Anderson."
Well, all she had was a flat tire, but for an old lady, that was
enough. Bryan crawled under the car looking for a place to put
skinning his knuckles a time or two. Soon he was able to change
But he had to get dirty and his hands hurt.
As he was tightening up the lug nuts, she rolled down the window
to talk to him. She told him that she was from St. Louis and was
passing through. She couldn't thank him enough for coming to her
Bryan just smiled as he closed her trunk. The lady asked how much
him. Any amount would have been all right with her. She already
all the awful things that could have happened had he not stopped.
never thought twice about being paid. This was not a job to him.
helping someone in need, and God knows there were plenty, who had
a hand in the past. He had lived his whole life that way, and it
occurred to him to act any other way.
He told her that if she really wanted to pay him back, the next
saw someone who needed help, she could give that person the assistance
needed, and Bryan added, "And think of me."
He waited until she started her car and drove off. It had been
a cold and
depressing day, but he felt good as he headed for home, disappearing
A few miles down the road the lady saw a small cafe. She went
in to grab a
bite to eat, and take the chill off before she made the last leg
trip home. It was a dingy looking restaurant. Outside were two
pumps. The whole scene was unfamiliar to her. The waitress came
brought a clean towel to wipe her wet hair. She had a sweet smile,
even being on her feet for the whole day couldn't erase. The lady
the waitress was nearly eight months pregnant, but she never let
and aches change her attitude. The old lady wondered how someone
who had so
little could be so giving to a stranger.
Then she remembered Bryan ..
After the lady finished her meal, she paid with a hundred dollar
The waitress quickly went to get change for her hundred dollar
the old lady had slipped right out the door. She was gone by the
waitress came back. The waitress wondered where the lady could
Then she noticed something written on the napkin.
There were tears in her eyes when she read
what the lady wrote: "You
owe me anything. I have been there too. Somebody once helped me
way I'm helping you. If you really want to pay me back, here is
do: Do not let this chain of love end with you."
Under the napkin were four more $100 bills.
Well, there were tables to clear, sugar bowls to fill, and people
but the waitress made it through another day. That night when she
from work and climbed into bed, she was thinking about the money
the lady had written. How could the lady have known how much she
husband needed it? With the baby due next month, it was going to
She knew how worried her husband was, and as he lay sleeping next
she gave him a soft kiss and whispered soft and low, "Everything's
be all right. I love you, Bryan Anderson."