Saturday morning stories: Hanging out with Marijo, my wife, and Having Fun! (Part II)

(Read Part I of this story) Leaving home, Marijo asked me if I had cash. I answered positively shaking my head up and down.
“How much cash do you have”, she asked.
I replied “Got plenty… You tell me how much you need and we’ll see.”
“100,” she said smiling.
“No, I don’t have that quantity on me now,” I affirmed backing off the car from our driveway.
“We need to go to the bank,” she said adding “I need to pull some cash.”
We stopped at the Wells Fargo branch at Sunset Drive and University Drive in Sunrise. She went to the ATM.
At the parking lot, while waiting for her, I observed a very young couple, parking their SUV closed to my car, carrying several plastic bags of foods, and cool plastic water bottles. I thought they were husband and wife going to exercise to the gym club across.  I was wondering why should they park their car that far from the club.
I saw them walking the sidewalk to the bench at the bus station and handing out foods, energy bars, cool and fresh bottles of water to the least disadvantaged sitting on this bench with their backpack full of everything they have.
I saw the joy on this couple’s face taking the time to start conversation with a young lady on the bench making a difference in their life.
This is an experience I’d like to do.
I was glad to see this act of compassion and told Marijo what I saw.
“I don’t get the cash,” she said. “I don’t have the right card”.
“No card, no money,” I said, asking her “what do you want me to do now?”
 “I don’t know,” she said, questioning me back “What do you think I should do?”
 “That’s a very good question,” I answered.
“I know you will figure out a way and tell me,” I added.
“Let’s go to JC Penny,” she decided.
I said OK.


Part III  Saturday morning stories to come… Next…. Stay Tuned…. and click to the right hand button to subscribe.

Published by Roosevelt

Roosevelt JF is a Global Leadership Fulbright Research Scholar from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) where he taught Haitian Studies as an Adjunct Instructor (2005-2010). Roosevelt was also a senior admissions adviser at Kaplan University. Roosevelt JF is the President of The JF TEAM, INC; a full media marketing and business development consulting firm based in Fort-Lauderdale, FL. He is a sought out radio and TV business show host. He is also a guest for several mainstream medias including NPR, the Miami Herald and Newsweek. He also leads the Center for Communication of AIDS, a network of journalists committed against AIDS in Haiti and South Florida. He speaks fluently Creole, English, French and Spanish. He is the author Of "Leadership sur le vif: Des idées pour le changement et la création de richesse en Haïti".

2 thoughts on “Saturday morning stories: Hanging out with Marijo, my wife, and Having Fun! (Part II)

  1. This show that the u have comparison, about what’s going on around u , and at that time u see your self in those people , God bless then . Part 2

    1. Thank you Marie to add more perspective to this story. I appreciate your comment. And I you put it, we see in others what we have and who we are. Good point.

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