"Each of us must come to care about everyone else's children. We must recognize that the well being of our own children is intimately linked to the well being of all other people's children. After all, when one of our children needs life-saving surgery, someone else's child will perform it. When one of our children is harmed by violence, someone else's child will commit it. The good life for our own children can be secured only if it is also secured for all other people's children. But to work for the well being of all children is not just a practical matter-- it is also right!"
- Lilian G. Katz, Phd.
BlogCatalog has a challenge for people to blog an act of kindness today, and show people that kindness makes a difference.
The only reason my children and I am still around is from others kindness. Chris and I were talking about this yesterday. My favorite Christmas memory is when I was in charge of a committee to help out struggling families in our company. We had a food, clothing, and toy drive and got the works for eight families who would have had no Christmas. My now ex-husband, our roommate, and I all worked for the same company, although at the time I was working a graveyard shift as a minor supervisor. We had two kids between us and were barely making it ourselves, but we were making it, and I wasn't too worried about it.
Christmas eve morning, I was called into my supervisor's office with those infamous words "We need to talk". I went in, and his office was covered in clothes, toys, a food box and a large turkey. It was over whelming. There was even money. They had included our family in on the drive without telling me (which was a feat in itself) and the outpouring still brings me to tears when I think about it.
They even arranged for another young lady to drive me home on company time, since I was a bus taker.
Never in my life will I forget that Christmas or that night.