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The Right Thing

Yesterday, while the Husband and I were on a walk, he noticed someone's front door was open. This is an unusual thing in our neighborhood and worthy of notice. He pointed it out, I looked at it, we looked at each other, and then we walked up to the front door, calling out to make sure everyone was okay.

I rang the doorbell and was greeted by a beautiful black and white Cocker Spaniel. Soon thereafter, the dog's human showed up. He was an older man, quizzical and friendly. He was pleasantly surprised to find out we were there to make sure he was okay. That we'd seen the door open. He was fine. He was just getting a cross breeze going. We said our good-byes and went on our way.

I've been thinking about the small event, our concern, and the man's surprise over the whole thing. It was the right thing to do and, I think, he was shocked that strangers would come check up on him. There's a lesson in all this but I haven't figured it out yet.