Thursday, February 9, 2012

101 Happy People Project

I loved (and still do), the poem, "The Animal Store," by Rachel Field.  It starts:

If I had a hundred dollars to spend,
Or maybe a little more,
I'd hurry as fast as my legs would go
Straight to the animal store.


I wouldn't say, "How much for this or that?"
"What kind of a dog is he?"
I'd buy as many as rolled an eye,
Or wagged a tail at me!



Lotteries survive on the hopes of many.  People plan how to spend an unexpected windfall.  Idioms are penned to help lessen the sting of reality:  "Don't count your chickens before they're hatched," "Money can't buy happiness." 


But, what if?  What if you suddenly find $100 and it is legitimately yours to spend however you want? 


One young man found himself in just that situation, and spent the money very unselfishly.  I first read about him in this article  and was so impressed I googled his blogI love the fact that he was able to double the money, use it all on others, and show that "it's the little things that count."


Thankful thought:  Thanks for his example of unselfish kindness.

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