A story on the evening news got my attention last night. It was about a cop and a young boy at a McDonald's restaurant. The boy was 10 cents short of being able to buy 3 cookies and asked the officer for help. The policeman bought the boy his cookies, then engaged him In a short conversation about what he wanted to be when he grew up. He encouraged the boy to work hard and follow his dream of becoming an NBA star. He then left the restaurant and within seconds was shot and killed.
On it's face that is a tragic story certainly. But the inspiring part is how that officer's last act on this earth was a simple act of kindness. Because of what happened that boy's life will be changed in a positive way forever.
For me it was a reminder of how very important those little kind acts can be. We never know what kind of lasting affect our actions might have. Those small things can turn into big things that we will probably never know about. We need to make an effort to take advantage of every opportunity to show others our loving spirit. We need to live every moment as if it might be our last. I refer to it as living in the now. The past can't be changed. The future is unknown but we have a lot of control over what we do right here, right now. Even something as simple as a smile can alter the course of a person's day.
Ordinary miracles happen all the time. If we keep that in mind we can see marvels right before our eyes every day. The little things can fill us with awe. The miracle of the mountains for example. Just appreciate what your eyes behold. Then pass on the joy and wonder of what you behold .
Peace and Love,