Like most people, I consider myself to be hard working.
Times become tough, financially and otherwise, for all of us, and this becomes increasingly evident around the holidays. Last evening, I posted on Facebook a picture of a blown tire that happened on my car.
I wrote that the bad news was the other three tires are probably not far behind and Santa would be hurting a little this Christmas as a result but the great news was no one was injured and my son got his first lesson in how to fix a flat.
My intention in posting was to allow others to know that there is a bright side to most stories. I am not a naturally optimistic person and seeing "the light" can be quite a challenge.
Within five minutes of this post, I receive a private message from a couple I know asking me to call them. I consider them friends, but I cannot say I know them extremely well.
I call and they tell me that they have all they need and that their Christmas present to each other was going to be purchasing new tires - for me. I tell them I cannot accept but they insist just asking that I pay it forward.
In the 12 hours since this has occurred, I cannot explain how their act has translated into numerous wonderful thoughts, ideas and warm feelings that will soon be translated into behaviors that will be reaching far beyond me.
The couple asked that I keep this between the three of us.
I will respect their wishes of anonymity, but I need to let the world know of their generosity and the fact that loving kindness does exist if it is pursued.