The Choice for Goodwill and Gratitude
by Michael Feeley
A LOT GOES on in the world between people and nations – politics, power, leadership, change, cruelty, cultural issues, the pandemic.
I’m always studying where kindness, gratitude, and goodwill appear and work because these lessons can change the world.
Here’s a prime example from the current Tokyo Olympics.
Jamaican hurdler Hansle Parchment nearly missed his event in the 100-meter hurdles because he was on the wrong bus, listening to music, and not paying attention.
He had a small window of time to get to his event. So he asked for help, but some rules stopped him from getting
an Olympic car ride.
Finally, an Olympic volunteer, Trijana Stojkovic, rescued him by giving him money for an approved taxi.
He qualified and then won a gold medal!
He sought out Trijana to thank her and repay her kindness.
“Every Jamaican knows gratitude is a must. Hansle Parchment demonstrates that perfectly here…
It’s selfless what she did.”
Goodwill – the hope and action that something good happens to another person – took place from one stranger to another stranger who needed help.
> How can this simple act of kindness apply to all people, countries, and the entire world today?
> What would happen if we all saw ourselves as Olympians, all in training as athletes in the Olympic games, showing up daily to do our very best and help other people?
Goodwill and gratitude are choices you make to care for humanity or not to care and do nothing.
Thanks – Michael (he, him)
Please share this post and help create goodwill and gratitude with other people.
This matters too – Champions.
#563 (photo – Google image – itv.com – Hansle Parchment )