5 weeks ago
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Random Acts of Kindness
I know that I was supposed to talk more on motivation today....but this will post will hopefully motivate you to do something nice for another person. Today I was totally blown away by two random acts of kindness. The story goes like this...today I went to get our mail and had a letter from a family friend. The letter goes like this:
"Dear Toby and Stephanie, I have been thinking about you this week-can't imagine the kind of clean up involved after a tornado! Here is a little something in the way of support. It isn't much but it will buy some cleaning supplies or some
temporary window coverings. I guess a bit of cleaning looks good knowing that all of you are safe and sound."
Inside of the envelope was a $25 Wal Mart gift card. I was blown away. Later on in the afternoon my cell phone rings and it is my brother in law. He tells me that his father wants to give us $500 to help out with the clean up effort. I tell him although that is appreciated it is not needed......he then tells me that his dad wants me to give it to someone who does need it. WOW.......Now I am really feeling in awe! $500 to give to a total stranger. Amazing. I have a person in mind who had no insurance and we will go get their windows with the $500 tomorrow.
These two actions made me think....What the heck am I doing to help out? I am now MOTIVATED to do for others more than myself. I challenge anyone who reads this blog to do a kind deed for someone. The power of a simple random act can go a long way!
Posted by Toby Tucker at 5:00 PM