What goes around comes around!
“It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
The three above observations refer to the universal law of giving and receiving. The more we give, the more we receive. Here's an inspiring true story which verifies that wisdom. Several years ago, a man felt compelled to pull over and help an unfortunate woman stuck in the rain.
At the time, Tun De Hector had $5 to her name when her car broke down in the pouring rain. As she trudged down the road towards a gas station, Chris Wright was driving his family to church when he saw Hector and wanted to help her. After dropping his family off at the church, he turned around, picked Hector up in his car, drove her to a convenience station, paid for her gas, and gave her all the money in his wallet. Though Hector was overwhelmingly grateful for the stranger’s kindness, they parted ways expecting to never see each other again.
Three year's later, Wright's mother Judy fell ill with Parkinson’s disease. As her health started to decline, her family hired a team of nursing aides to take care of her. One nurse aid in particular was especially attentive of Judy, and the Wrights began to call her the family “guardian angel”.
One day when the nursing aid was chatting with the Wrights about her past, she told a story about how she once got stuck in the rain with only $5 in her pocket when a compassionate stranger pulled over and helped her out. Wright then realized that the nursing aid was Tun De Hector – the woman he had helped three years earlier.
The day this became clear to both Wright and Tun De Hector, both began to weep with joy over help given and now, help being returned. When Judy Wright passed away, on Hector’s birthday, the nursing aide rushed over, still clothed in her birthday attire so she could be there for the Wrights.
Then, as a means of repaying Hector for her many kindnesses, the Wrights set up an online fund raising page to help pay off the aide’s nursing school tuition. Their initial goal of $1,000 was quickly shattered as word of the inspiring story spread. The Wrights raised $35,000 for Tun De Hector.
Karma: what goes around, comes around!