A random act of kindness

Even though I caught a heavy cold a few days ago I’ve still had a good week. I had a really good coaching session on Monday and an excellent Mental Resilience Masterclass for a regular client on Tuesday. I managed to have some great communications with key clients and I’ve also taken bookings for November and January 2018.

I’m in discussions with the Hard Rock Café in Dubai following my successful session with their staff last November and they are now trying to connect me with other Hard Rock cafes. Recommendations are one of the best ways to generate new business and they form a key element to my marketing strategy.

Our actions can make a big difference

I came across this act of kindness recently and it made me think about the unexpected impact our actions can have. I believe that what we do and the actions we take really affects the way things work out for us.

She was soaking wet

One night close to midnight in the 1960s, an older African-American woman was standing on the side of an Alabama highway in a lashing rainstorm.

Her car had broken down, and she desperately needed a ride. Soaking wet, she decided to flag down the next car. A young white man stopped to help her, which usually never happened at that place and time.

He helped her

The young man took her to safety, helped her get assistance and put her into a taxicab. She seemed to be in a big hurry, but wrote down his address and thanked him.

Seven days went by, and a knock came on the young man’s door. To his surprise, a giant console colour TV had been delivered to his home. The note attached to it read:

We just don’t know what impact our actions can have

“Thank you so much for assisting me on the highway the other night. The rain drenched not only my clothes, but also my spirits. Then you came along. Because of you, I was able to make it to my dying husband’s bedside just before he passed away.

God bless you for helping me and unselfishly serving others. Sincerely, Mrs. Nat King Cole.”

A great example of sacrifice

This is a lovely example of someone who decided to stop for someone in distress. It took the man some effort and inconvenience but he decided to put that to one side and simply help someone in need. He didn’t know that this lady would be the wife of the famous Nat King Cole.

His sacrifice meant that Mrs Cole was able to hold her husband’s hand as he slipped away and this is priceless. This man then had the knowledge for the rest of his life that his random act of kindness really made a difference. The inner joy he experienced is priceless and can only be obtained by helping someone.

Thoughts for the week:

1. Have you had the opportunity to help anyone recently?
2. I believe that if you do good then good things will happen to you.
3. The next time you see an opportunity to help someone take it.
4. The only way to experience real joy is by helping someone.
5. Observe how you feel when you have helped someone in need.

Well that’s it for this week. Have a great weekend and stay positive.

Warm regards


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