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Quick commercial inna beginning…but please stay with it!
Awwwwwwwwwww… I know.
Before every home game, Georgia high school football coach Scott Hamilton makes sure to add some special players to his roster.
For two years, Hamilton has surprised special needs students at Paulding County High School near Atlanta by making them part of the team for that week’s game. The “Player of the Day” gets his own jersey and takes part in all the team activities, from the pep rally to riding the bus to the pregame dinner to running out of the tunnel on to the field.
“It just gives them a chance to be part of something they normally don’t get to be a part of…”
Scott Hamilton: Good man indeed.
And just how good are we eh?… we too need to “pay it forward.”
Sounds too simple?
Trust me: The outcome can change the world. Yes indeedy. Don’t let the haters tell ya otherwise.
G’head. Do something kind for someone you don’t even know.
Hey….Compliment someone. Instead of the awkward silence you feel when you’re stuck in an elevator with a stranger….find something you like about the other person and compliment them on it. Try it.
Thank people in your life who you’ll never know but who serve and protect you every day.
Send a note or some treats to your local police or fire department with a card telling them know how much you appreciate their service to your community.
Cheer someone up. If ya know someone who’s had a horrible day…send them flowers or give them a big ole hug.
Forgive somebody who has wronged you.
The ripple effect forgiveness can have in your life and in the lives of others is astounding.
Smile…at everyone you pass.
Next time someone thanks you and wants to “repay” you for a favor or a gesture…..ask them to pay it “forward”.
Some people may not even act grateful, but benefits may come around even when you may not be there to see it.
Let your generous action be enough in and of itself.
Don’t expect abudant thanks, or even any thanks at all.
Just do it sweet friends.
And..hey………let me know how it turned out eh?