Last night, when I realized I needed to put gas in my tank, I got in my car and followed my instinct to drive way out of the way to buy some gas. I had no idea why I wanted to go where I did for gas, I just had an urge… so I followed my instinct.
When I arrived it was sort of comical, because I went looking for my money and couldn’t find it… and then I sort of panicked because now I had just driven really far with my gas needle almost below empty and there was no way I would have been able to get back to where I needed to go in order to be safe. I started temporarily cursing my instincts…. “I don’t want to run out of gas here and have to learn to ask for help and bring people together… IT’S TOO DAMN LATE AT NIGHT… and I’m tired!”
Luckily I found my money and felt relief. *Sigh.* Sweet Relief.
As I stood sort of gleefully putting a little gas in my tank, a woman approached me. She was very nice as she said, “Excuse me, I”ve run out of gas in my car and I really need some help with money to put some gas in my tank… can you spare some money?”
My knee jerk and unconscious response was this, “I so hear you… but I honestly cannot right now.” I watched her walk up to others at the station and be turned down by everyone.
Then I felt a little voice deep within me… I think it was that gut feeling that sent me out there in the first place. “Yes you do….. this is another gift to live more in line with your ideals… there is ALWAYS enough for EVERYONE.”
So, I walked up to her as she sat in her car panicking a little. I said, “Okay, I really want to help you. I was almost in your position just five minutes ago…. here’s the thing: I only have eight dollars to my name… so would five be okay?… would that be enough?
She smiled really big (that wonderful smile of relief) and said “THANK YOU! Even three dollars would be fine… just to get me started….. Are you sure though?… I can’t….” I told her I was sure and that I have experienced the position she is in.
I handed her the money and she hurried inside to buy her gas saying, “THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU!”
I am so GLAD I followed my instincts.