HAVE YOU HEARD? DC is getting hit with a blizzard of “historic proportions”!! It’s so exciting!! I was stuck indoors all day, but as soon as I could I pulled out the old long underwear, grabbed my ski mittens, and strapped on my brand new boots to take off into the snow!!! I really wanted to go for a walk in the snow, plus I had seen a Facebook post earlier in the day about a wonderful kindness someone was offering!
|Here are my new boots :)|
But it turned out that on the way to participate in the intended kindness, we happened on ANOTHER KINDNESS! It took us quite a while to track him down, but eventually we caught up to the gentleman we were calling SNOWPLOW MAN!!
He paused long enough to talk to me and boy, was he nice. Turns out his name is Tim Muzik and his lives in our neighborhood (about a half mile away). He was using his little ATV(all terrain vehicle) to remove snow from South Arlington sidewalks. Yes, I said sidewalkS, plural. Because he wasn’t only cleaning HIS sidewalk, he was driving around the whole neighborhood and plowing, including the sidewalks around the local park!! Aren’t the neighbors on his street LUCKY???
I asked him about it and he explained that basically, it is just as FUN as it is HELPFUL. He likes to keep the sidewalks clean for the neighbors because, as he put it, the area is so “walkable”. I agree!! He said he would be making several passes around the neighborhood during this blizzard because so much snow is falling. I asked about having enough gas to do repeated plowings and he said he got all of the gas ready yesterday. Way to prep, Tim!!
|SNOWPLOW MAN IN ACTION! (Well, he paused to talk - he was doing the sidewalks in the park)|
He also said he really likes doing this, because this is basically the only time he can drive his vehicle around in our city! J I say that helping others out like he is doing is wonderful, and I am glad he can have some fun while he is doing it! (Selfishly, I just wish he lived on our street…)
Maybe bad weather brings out the kindness in some people. It sure does in SNOWPLOW MAN. You, Tim, are a kindness activist! Thank you.
More about the other kindness we received in another post soon. For now – stay warm. And if you see, do, or receive a kindness PLEASE tell me about it! You don’t have to write much, just shoot me a quick email at firstname.lastname@example.org . Because kindness shared inspires kindness.
P.S. – after we came back from our walk (and had a snowball fight with the neighbors…) we shoveled our sidewalk. I reckon there are between 4 – 5 inches of snow out there so far!!
|This is me, standing in the middle of our normally VERY busy intersection at 6:30 pm on a Friday night - rush hour!|