SERIOUSLY! News reports on returning lost wallets, saving people from accidents, “paying it forward” and “random acts of Kindness” are you kidding me? How horrible and corrupt has the human soul become when what makes us who we are becomes news?
I cannot think of the number of times (and WHY SHOULD I??) when I help people, reach out, and make little children smile, be there for someone in need or offer help. DUH that is how you are able to live your own life, sharing with another and continuing on the journey. How is it that this is actually news anymore? That has to be the saddest thing I can think about.
If you were on foot with supplies and a beautiful day, would you go out of your way to kick the dirt, step on the flowers or hurt the wildlife? Would you ignore a fellow traveler who asked for a drink of water or if you saw a small animal would you not move it from the road? So why is it so hard in life to do the same thing without a crowd, hope for reward or pat on the back?
Recently a trio of young boys found a season package of sport tickets not far from where I live. They asked around and found out where they belonged and returned them. But roll that footage!!! We had to have a reenactment of the event, including the owner when the boys returned her tickets, and interviews “WHY” they did it. For the love of………. really?
Instead of hoping a camera will catch you doing something good and you’ll get 15 minute of fame or a reward, how about trying something really unique – pretend the damn camera is on you all the time and the reward is what you feel inside when you close your eyes at night.
If you need to be reminded to “pay it forward” you are already bankrupt so don’t bother, because having a conscience and a soul is the best “Anchor” team your broadcast will ever have. Maybe it’s time you checked your ratings and changed your channel, before you get canceled and all those in your life have to remember are some occasional re-runs.
“We are all in this life together” that means taking turns helping each other, not waiting for the other one to appreciate you.