Thursday, June 11, 2009

People never cease to amaze me

"Just spent 15 minutes consoling a man on the street who had just gotten his heart broken. He was crying."
This was the status of an acquaintance of mine on Facebook this morning.

I'm so caught completely off guard by this random act of kindness that I can barely think of where to start. I commented to her that he may always remember the person who broke his heart, but without a doubt, he'd also always remember that perfect stranger who came along and hugged him at just the right time.

I believe that everything happens for a reason. Everything.

Is it a coincidence that my friend came along when she did? Did she just happen to be walking down that street and just happen to run across this man? Did the planets line up just perfectly to allow this act of kindess to occur? I don't think so. I think it was meant to be.

I was reading the news story this morning about the man who opened fire at the Holocaust Monument and was disgusted by what happened. I said "THIS! THIS kinda shit is why I don't watch the news. I don't want to hear about this!!" And then, not even two hours later, I see this message and I think to myself "THIS! THIS is why I don't watch the news....because you don't see THIS on the news." You only see pain and death and chaos. You don't see stories about selfless generosity like what happened here.

I am giving you a mission today - be selfless. DO something for someone ELSE today. Not for what you can get back. Not what it will say about you as a person. Do something that will make someone else smile today.

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