Wednesday, February 17, 2010
A Life-Changing Cab Ride
In 2005, a Southern California cab driver named, Haider Sediqi, gave a man ride that would change a life. Here’s what happened.
A jeweler took a ride in Sediqi’s cab. When he left the cab, he forgot something in the back seat—$350,000-worth of diamonds.
Sediqi tracked the jeweler down and returned to him the bounty. Out of gratitude, the the jeweler sent the cabdriver a check for $10,000 check and a diamond bracelet for Sediqi’s wife.
Unquestionably, the cab driver was grateful for the reward, but he was equally touched to receive a thank-you note from the jeweler. In the note, the jeweler wrote that Sediqi’s good deed had changed his life.
I don’t know if Haider Sediqi appreciates the Bible. If so, maybe some of his favorite verses are found in Proverbs:
Proverbs 11:4-6 (The Message)
4 A thick bankroll is no help when life falls apart,
but a principled life can stand up to the worst.
5 Moral character makes for smooth traveling;
an evil life is a hard life.
6 Good character is the best insurance;
crooks get trapped in their sinful lust.