Thursday, December 15, 2016

These Three Tales of Open-Hearted Giving Will Make You Smile

by Nomad

Belgian playwright Maurice Maeterlinck once said that an act of goodness is of itself an act of happiness and that no reward coming after the event could compare with the sweet reward that went with it.

To illustrate that idea, I've found three stories. I present them with the hope they will reaffirm your faith in people.
Firstly, there's this lesson of how to turn good fortune into goodwill.

Anonymous lottery player drops winning ticket in Salvation Army kettle

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. - An anonymous Pennsylvania Lottery player recently deposited a winning instant ticket worth $1,000 into a Salvation Army red kettle. "The Christmas season often brings out the best in people," said Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko.

In another story of anonymous assistance in Pennsylvania, an unidentified man has paid off the overdue lunch bill of more than 40 elementary school children.

Anonymous Man Walks Into A School And Pays Off All Overdue Lunch Balances

A "Secret Santa" in Pennsylvania has brought relief to many struggling families. H.W. Good Elementary principal Amy Larcinese doesn't know who the man is, but he walked into her school and paid off the outstanding lunch bills of more than 40 students. Nearly half the kids at H.W.

After an 89-year-old Florida woman was evicted from her home, her neighbors came together and gave her the ultimate gift.

After 89-year-old is evicted, neighbor buys back home, gives her the keys

When a Florida woman was evicted from the house she had lived in for decades, neighbors rallied to help, including one who gave her the ultimate gift: she bought back the house. Angie Tyma moved back into her longtime home in Hudson, Florida, last Tuesday, which happened to be her 89th birthday, after three weeks of staying at a Days Inn hotel.

From time to time, I'll be posting stories like this. I don't know about you but I am not ready to give up on humanity entirely.