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If You Need Some Hope. . .

Okay, things are CRAZY.  It feels like the entire world is moving closer to violence.  But people ARE still mostly good!

Last night I ordered a pizza.  We order pizza about 3 times a year.  I ordered it online while the kids were at the playground (cause I’m sooooo efficient haha).  When I got home, I realized I had a voicemail from the pizza place saying they had no power and couldn’t fill any orders that evening.

A considerable amount of time had passed at this point and my head was spinning trying to figure out what we were going to eat FAST.

Chris – who had been running and was apparently coveting a commercial pizza implored me to find another pizza place.  “What about that place we used to order from all the time?  That was good pizza!”

It was good pizza.

BUT, I had a coupon from the other place and I wasn’t looking to spend $25 or $30 on dinner.  (We had recently gone on a family sushi bender).

I called our old favorite pizza place.  They had a reasonably priced cheese pizza.  It met the delivery minimum.  Dinner done!

Shortly after, there was a knock at the door.  There was a young African-American man (not that race should matter but I feel like we need to be reminded at this divisive time – people are people.  PERIOD.)   He was a kid really.  I was surprised to see he was holding a pizza box AND a plastic bag.

He handed me the box.  Then offered the bag.  “Here,” he said.  “I could hear on the phone you had kids so I brought them some Hawaiian punch and soda.”

How kind was that?  How thoughtful?  How just SO GOOD?

My kids have never had soda or Hawaiian punch but I tucked those cans away in the basement refrigerator.  Some day soon, maybe if and when things get even uglier, I’m going to pull them out, and we’ll toast this young man’s kindness and thoughtfulness and all that IS SO GOOD about human beings.

Keep the faith!  And don’t get complacent!  This world is so diverse and yet, we have so much in common.  Don’t ever forget that.

Just in case you need more proof or encouragement watch this NOW!

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(I hope this link works. . .if not, I’ll share it via Twitter and Facebook too.  I’m a little rusty with my blogging, in case you haven’t noticed!)