Tuesday, November 13, 2012

World Kindness Day

I can't even begin to express the gratitude that I have for COUNTLESS number of individuals who have supported us along our journey in so many ways.

Supported us in our FUN-raiser.
Helped to replenish our belongings when they were stolen.
Ooodles of hand-me-downs for the kids.
Brought us food when the baby was born.
Really I could go on and on.

There was one couple that really stood out, and always will.

There was a couple that helped us out when we first got to California and things weren't lining up the way we planned.

Only meeting us briefly, they gave us a place to stay, water and electricity to nourish our family.

So grateful for this moment of respite, I asked them what we could offer in return.

Their response...

When they were young and had small children someone had helped them out.
Helped them to grab a breath of air when they needed it.

"Have you ever seen the movie, Pay It Forward? That's all we ask."

This has rung in my mind ever since.  Pay it forward.

How many times has someone given given selflessly of themselves in order to brighten your day?

For me, too many times to keep track.

Pay it Forward.

Today, November13th, is World Kindness Day.

It can be as simple as a smile, or a hug,
or as gracious as giving a family of complete strangers a place to stay.

Don't think about it, just let it flow.
Today and everyday.

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