MM, Just when I have lost almost all faith in humanity I watch a video like this.
And just when you thought you lost all faith in humanity - YouTube
Now, I am not the best person in the world. At time I can be a real asshole, but I realize things need to change for the better. Here's my cahllenge to you guys. Share a story of a time you have shown some kindness to another, or someone has given it to you. Thank the person at the drive thru window for doing a good job, give out free hugs, help the elderly across the street, maybe something monetary. It doesn't matter as long as it restores the faith.
Here's one of mine. This was just before Christmas and my wife and I had put gifts for our daughter in layaway at Toy R Us. Not because we needed to make payments, but just to keep them out of the house. The day we needed to take our things out of layaway a lady paid our total on the things we had in there. About $100 worth of gifts. She also did this for 9 other folks that were outstanding on their accounts. We went to pick up our layaway. Now at first I thought "Wow, free stuff! Let's take it and run." Then something washed over me.
There was a lady next to us who was also past due on her layaway, and they were going to cancel it on her. Mind you these are gifts for her children which she couldn't afford. Her balence was around $130 and she simply couldn't pay it. She wanted them just to take it back. Now, I'm not sure about you guys, but I believe no child should go without a Christmas. At this point we decided to pay it forward and paid her layaway off.
This wasn't to make me feel better. I did this for her. The look on her face when a random stranger was showing this kindness to her. It was incredible! She was so happy! Her happiness just lifted everything else off my shoulders. It truly is an awesome feeling when you can make someones day.
If we all did something like this even once a month. Think of what could be possible. It does not have to be monetary, like I said above, even hugging a complete stranger could truly make their day or even their week.
Share your stories! I want to hear them. And let's keep this thread going!