Literally Running for the Mitzvah

On the bus home this afternoon, I became aware of a commotion. Two girls had gotten off earlier than their usual spot, and the other riders wanted to know if the twins’ older sister was coming too.

“No,” she said. So why had they gotten off, and in such a hurry? “(Classmate) left her phone on the bus. They wanted to give it back to her. So off they ran, three blocks I think, and four back.

Kol HaKavod!


Thank you to the friend, who spent the morning wondering if she paid on her cellphone for incoming calls, or just outgoing. (I though yes, she though no.) She still doesn’t know.

Even so, when a friend called from her seminary in Israel while we were on the bus home, she happily gave in to my nagging and gave it to me so that I, cellphone-less, could also have a quick turn to talk. It was really above and beyond and I was very glad for the opportunity.

Time for a favor

I had a day off a couple of days ago, and my mother decided to take me shopping. On our way out the store, she turns to me and asks for the time. Considering that I had left without a watch, phone, etc. (and possibly without a brain) I could only shrug.

A total stranger leaning against one of the checkout counters pulled out his phone and told us that it was 3:00. Very unexpected and most appreciated!

A teacher is like a parent

One of my teachers is (ok, I’m following Lucky’s lead. However harmless ‘the type’ is, it shouldn’t be used.) a gracious and kind human being who goes above and beyond for her students.

Above and beyond like allowing a student who missed class to call her up in the evening the night before the exam to explain a complicated concept she missed?

In this tzadekes’s mind, why not? I am very grateful for such an attitude!

(Must get back to studying. Other teens know what that means!)