I got this in am email....
January 6, 2009 5:12pm CST
and wanted to share it with you. It has blessed me and hope it will bless you. Every day we are given almost unlimited opportunities for helping people and thus doing our piece in fixing the world in our little corner. Think of some ways to help people - and equally important to be an example and spread goodwill. I know someone who makes a habit, whenever she is going to the subway here in New York City of standing by to help people. She always seems to find people who are rushing to get to the train, who can't find their subway Pass (Metrocard) or are digging to find change as the train approaches. So, to their astonishment, this woman uses her pre-paid metrocard for the others and tells them to go through to catch their train. These people are astonished - and what does she tell them. The next time you see someone who needs help, please help them. And you know what, I am sure many do. I have followed her example and started doing this myself and the feeling is really great. Being fortunate to have traveled to many countries around the world, I have often been in places, such as Thailand, China and Bulgaria where reading street signs was challenging to me. And dozens of people from all walks of life have helped me out, given me directions, or as it common when I was in Turkey, walked me to where I was going. So wherever I have lived, I make a habit, if I see someone with a map, of asking if I can help guide them somewhere. More often than not, questions beyond directions come up, and I have often acted as restaurant adviser to visitors. There are so many ways you can help. If you see a meter expired, put a quarter in (especially if you see the meter person approaching. Be creative. Find your own unique way of helping people. And never forget that your acts are an inspiration to other. This is Rex Barker reminding you to start your random acts of kindness today. It is a healthy addiction.