Narrative Essay: The Day Of Valentine's Day 2016

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The day had finally come: Valentine 's Day 2016. On this day, I had no plans, no previous engagements, and for the first time in weeks, I had a weekend all to myself. With all this newfound free time on my hands, I decided I would do the unthinkable. I would do something so drastic, so unheard-of in this society, that I might even become a local legend. I decided I would help people for free, in the form of shoveling their driveways free of snow.

It had snowed all morning on the Sunday of Valentine 's Day, so when the afternoon rolled around and it finally stopped, I realized now was a perfect time to do a good deed for the day. I got out my winter clothing and snow shovel, and informed my parents of my plan to shovel the neighbors ' driveways free of snow for no charge. Their initial reaction was one of confusion. They asked me, "Why
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Though I was only able to help four neighbors and their backgrounds didn 't vary immensely, I would assume that the majority of people would respond in the same way as these neighbors. Why were they all so surprised that someone would be willing to do a good deed for free? Sadly, we live in a culture in which things rarely come without a catch. Good Samaritans who will are willing to sacrifice their time to help others are rare these days. Doing good deeds just for the sake of doing them is becoming more and more like a taboo.

Though it was not a particularly productive day, in the end, I did enjoy it. I was able to brighten the days of at least four of my neighbors. And, admittedly, it did make me feel a bit like a rebel, due to how unusual it is to help people on a whim. Hopefully, this will help me to be better at being spontaneously helpful to strangers in the future, so I can help this "taboo" of being kind become a normal part of American

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