Last night I sent out an invite on Facebook asking for help with a picnic I’d like to host for a friend who works to empower teen moms- the heartfelt responses I received made me cry. People are truly awesome.
Some of the offers I received were from people I had never met- other offers were so generous and suggested the kind of help I never thought people would provide- and they are all doing it for young women they’ve never met!
This made me ponder on how wonderful people are.
There is so much (so much!) horrible in the world.
On a daily basis we are bombarded with cruel images and updates of the vilest things humans get up to- often I think this rot makes most of us skeptical, bitter, mistrusting and extremely anti-social.
But… every now and then we bump into folks who go to insane lengths to help people they barely know- folks who travel entire continents to bless others in dire need- and truly incredible individuals who are generous in a world that, for the most part, does not seem to care.
These people remind us all that people do care.
I’ve experienced people who love selflessly and give generously with absolutely no expectation of payback- It’s individuals like this who inspire us- far more than they could ever know!