Motivation Monday

Life Vest Inside has had the very good fortune of finding writers willing to share their Kindness Stories with us. One of our special recurring writers is David Jablinowitz, Op-Ed Editor at Jerusalem Post, who is famous for his “bus stories.”

A Very Happy Birthday

And then I was on the bus this afternoon in Beit Shemesh, and a mother motions for the bus to stop even though the driver is only supposed to drop people off at this point on the ride from Jerusalem and not pick up passengers.
No problem, though. Apparently, this was all worked out ahead of time.
“Thanks, Rotem,” says the mom to the driver as the door opens and a little boy boards the bus.
Turns out the woman was the driver’s wife; the boy was their son.
The child had to get to a birthday party. But the mom was stuck at home with a crying baby. Driver drives down a few blocks, pulls up at a corner, shuts off the bus and says to the passengers: “Just a second. I’m just dropping him off.”
He runs into a house with his son. Comes running back out. But, in the meantime, the mother of the birthday boy is giving him some snacks to take back to his passengers.
He takes a few packages. We all decline. He starts up the bus and we all go home.
“Thank you so much,” the driver shouts to us. “You just made my son and his friend with the birthday very happy.”
~ David Jablinowitz

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Kindness Quote

“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”

William Arthur Ward

Act of Kindness

Do something extra special for a friend’s birthday or other special occasion. We all love to know that we are remembered and important!

Positive Affirmation

Today I recognize that I am GROWING! I know that I can be better than I was yesterday and one step closer to who I will be tomorrow!

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