The TV and newspapers bring us a lot of news, but, for the most part, it is devastating – shootings, murder, fire in apartments, explosions on the highway and all kinds of drug problems – just to name a few. However, seldom do they report good news. I do wish that some day the TV might have a two minute pause for good news three times a week. The newspapers might dream up a small section two or three times a week to bring good news to the public. It would be something to look forward to. However, this may be an out-of-step suggestion that may never happen.
Being an early riser, I was off to the tax office on US 51 in Madison. It was time to renew my car tag. Being disabled, I had gone by the doctor’s office to pick up a letter from the doctor stating my disability. All disability letters expired this year. Letters cover a five-year period and expire every five years.
I parked right in front of the tax building, got my walker off the back seat and headed for the front door. To my surprise, there were two ladies standing there who waited and opened the door for me. There was a second door to enter and they also opened this door. I thanked them and told them how much I did appreciate their acts of kindness and thoughtfulness.
Once inside, I discovered that there were five helping/working stations, which meant that the lines moved fast. I was in line for about five minutes.
I had an enjoyable chat with the lady who waited on me. She completed my paperwork and passed my tag and parking permit to me. I turned and said: “Thank you very much.” As I headed for the door to leave the building, I looked up and there was a man waiting to hold the door for me. He not only opened the first door but opened the second door for me, too, and I thanked him very kindly. Yes, there are some wonderful people in this busy world and many of them live right here in Madison County.
I do wish there could be more good news spread among the people. These courteous and polite people who helped me in and out of the building are candidates for the Good News Trophy, if there were one.
“The opinion of man is no substitute for the Word of God. Good motives, unless put into action, are little better than good dreams.” — Unknown
Please read John 3:3.
Walter Redden is a Northsider.