Life is full of unexpected things: Flat tires, washing machine goes on the fritz, a diagnosis that changes your outlook on your future. But what if the unexpected is a welcome surprise? The person ahead of you paid for your lunch, or you find a bag of groceries on your doorstep with a note that says, “just because”? What if, as you are standing in line, trying to figure out what to put back, the person behind you says “put it on my card”? These are definitely unexpected, but guess what? They happen all the time, and they are easy to do. Paying it forward has so many benefits outside of how it makes the giver feel. Often it leads to a series of selfless acts that benefit not one but many.
In this episode, we look at the traditions of doing for others at Bethune-Cookman University with Ja’Liyah Durham and Javian Jones, and the giving hearts of Chadwick Boseman and Denzel Washington, how one selfless act can lead to a number of people being positively affected over many generations.
Taylor Thomas has started Lola Marie Nails, both as something that gives her pleasure, but also as a means to help lift the spirits and give value to children who are suffering critical illnesses. She and her mom are working with Casey Cares Foundation who gives ongoing support, not only to the sick child, but also to the needs of the entire family.
- Theme music: Wild & Windy, by BledJon – https://open.spotify.com/artist/0ltysRaurVa4adslDIW6qV
- Transition Music: Strawberry Sands, by Elijah Ray
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