It pays to be kind and the sweetest returns are reaped when we try to help other people even if it means sacrificing a little on our end. We won’t know how good karma will strike us but eventually it will and when that time comes, we know it is going to be wonderful.
Take Liz Woodward as an example. She works as a waitress at Rt, 130 Delran, New Jersey. One day, two firefighters named Tim Young and Paul Hullings came up to her and asked for the strongest coffee she could ever make for them. While she was making their request, she overheard the two men talking about their 12-hour battle against a huge fire.
Liz was touched by the hard work and dedication of the firefighters so she decided to pay for their breakfast as a show of appreciation for their work. Instead of handing the men with the usual bill, she gave them a note.
Liz wrote this simple note for the firefighters:
The firefighters were extremely touched so they posted their breakfast “receipt” on Facebook. Initially, they asked their friends to give Liz a big tip should they encounter her at the diner. But later on, the men found that Liz was broke and is actually raising funds for her father’s wheelchair-accessible vehicle. And so, they reposted their story alongside Liz’s GoFundMe campaign.
Upon learning that Liz was raising funds for his father’s wheelchair, people quickly took action, with one anonymous donor pledging $5,000!
The campaign was able to garner more than $70,000. That’s a huge amount, considering that she was only aiming for $17,000 for the vehicle! According to Liz, she really did not expect this to happen as her only desire was to see the firefighters smile after a hard day’s work.
Truly, being kind has its rewards.
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H/T: Tim Young
Are You Really With The Right Person? The Answer Might Surprise You
This is a very good article to those who are still single – may learn something from here.
I received this in my email a year ago and it surely was thought provoking. Those who are already married can surely enhance their thoughts and relationship through this.
During an open forum, a woman asked, “How do I know if I am with the right person?”
The speaker then noticed that there was a large man sitting next to her so he said, “It depends. Is that your partner?” In all seriousness, she answered “How do you know?” Let me answer this question because the chances are good that it’s weighing on your mind replied the speaker.
10 Marriage Tips From A Woman’s Perspective, A Beautiful Response To Divorced Man’s Advice
Let’s take a look into the vantage point of marriage from a woman’s perspective.
A while back, we shared an interesting article that ultimately went viral, the 20 Epic Marriage Advice from a divorced man. Everyone expressed their different opinions. Most people admire him because it takes guts to stand up and be transparent about your failures. It’s equally as commendable to stand up and say how you’d do things differently. But some people aren’t happy, they think the article is biased and must’ve been written by a disgruntled woman.
Then we received an email from a woman who claimed she has triumphed the murky waters of divorce. She said, the divorced man’s advice are quite nice. But one thing that his post is lacking, however, is the female perspective. And with that, she offered her own version of his wise marriage tips.
#1. Respect your husband.
She Invited a Stranger to Sit with Her in a Restaurant. What She Discovered was Tear-Jerking
Random acts of kindness can indeed create wonderful friendships.
Some people find it uncomfortable or awkward to dine alone in the restaurant and this was the case for Brooke Ochoa, a woman who invited a stranger to sit with her in a restaurant.
According to Brooke’s Facebook post, she noticed an old woman, whom she earlier held a door for, ask a waitress “for a table for one”.
At first, Brooke hesitated to approach the elderly woman but soon gathered enough courage to invite her eventually.
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