Recently, I was the recipient of some unexpected and overwhelming generosity. I didn’t seek it out nor did I even have a hint that it was coming.
I felt like George Bailey at the end of It’s a Wonderful Life when all the people he’s tried to help all those year come back and pay it forward back to him in droves.
I’ve decided that I won’t ever be able to match that kind of generosity, but I can do a few things:
- Pay it forward whenever is in my power to do so.
- To always have my eyes open to the need around me and to pray for a heart that yearns to meet those needs
- To live in continual gratitude and thanksgiving, because life all by itself is a gift and salvation even without any blessings attached to it is the greatest gift.
- To never forget that many are still living the part of George Bailey’s story where things aren’t quite so hunky-dory and who are feeling like they’re at the end of their rope.
- To be a better version of me than I was yesterday, or more accurately, to be a little more like Jesus every single day that He allows me to wake up.
I echo the words of Clarence, George’s guardian angel, when I say, “No man is a failure who has friends.”
If that’s the case, then I am one of the most blessed individuals to ever live, due to the amazing family and friends God has placed in my life.
Thank you. You rock.