Stuck. We’ve all been there. Maybe we’re cruising along in the midst of a storm (driving slow, being mindful of the slippery roads) and suddenly, we get stuck. The tires spin. Maybe the nose of the car finds its way into a snowbank. Or maybe our car couldn’t even make it out of the parking spot. And just as we’re beginning to wonder how the heck we’re going to get unstuck (call a tow truck? Request an airlift? Ditch the car until spring?) strangers appear. And these people we don’t even know start pushing, and pushing, and digging, until suddenly – we’re freed. Sometimes we have a chance to shake their hands and say “thank you” – sometimes we’re left to wave a thanks out the window as we will the car to keep moving and not get stuck again. But sometimes a wave just doesn’t cut it.
So we’re inviting you to say “thank you” to the people who helped you out: The guy who pushed you up the street, the neighbor who shoveled your walkway, the woman who offered to jump your battery. All of them. You might not know their names, but you can still say thanks. Because winter in Maine can be tough, but it’s easier when we’re helping each other out.