|"When you are kind to others, it not only changes you, it changes the world." -- Harold Kushner|
"I need to drive in order to be able to get to work, so when my car's engine 'blew up' recently, it was a real disaster for me. The insurance company would not cover the cost of the repairs and I didn't have the money to pay for it myself. It was beginning to look like not only would I lose my car, I might also lose my job! Then unexpectedly, a friend who had heard about my situation somehow, without even being asked, sent me a check to cover the cost of the repairs. What made this more amazing was that I had only know her for a few months! In the accompanying letter she explained that when she had been my age someone had helped her out of a difficult situation - now it was her turn to help someone else. She said she hoped that when I was in a position to help someone else one day, I would pay it forward to them. This incredible gesture made my day and my year!"