Thursday, January 19, 2012


Guest post from: Mohamed Simon

When I turned on the news last week through Direct tv richmond, I was captivated with a story about a woman who had recently lost her husband. Upon his death, she received a large sum of money from his estate. As a wonderful tribute to the man that she grieved, she made a decision to go into random K-marts and pay off people’s layaway accounts. Her generosity sparked other people’s generosity, and these random acts of kindness spread across the country. It’s funny- hate can breed hate, but love and generosity can do the same. This story truly inspired me to pay my blessings forward. Not for show or for the appreciation from others, but for genuine care and compassion for another human being. The funny thing is, it doesn’t take much. Sometimes a kind word, a smile, or just holding the door open for a mother struggling with her bags of groceries and a toddler in hand can make all the difference in a person’s day. These small acts of kindness just may inspire others to do the same.


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