A Helping Hand
Lena had been washing dishes for what felt like hours. Her arms were starting to ache and she was getting frustrated. She had been scrubbing and scrubbing, but the dishes just wouldn’t come clean. She knew that she should have just put them in the dishwasher, but her mom had always said that washing dishes by hand was good for the soul. Lena was about to give up and just put the dishes in the dishwasher when she heard a knock at the door.
She wiped her hands on a towel and went to answer it. On the doorstep was her neighbor, Mrs. Park. Mrs. Park was an elderly woman who always seemed to be smiling.
“Hello, dear. I was just wondering if you could help me with something.”
“Of course,” Lena said.
“I was wondering if you could wash my car for me. I can’t reach the top and my poor husband is too old to do it himself. I would be so grateful.”
Lena was hesitant at first. She didn’t want to be stuck washing a car on a hot day. But then she thought about how good it would make her feel to help someone in need.