The World’s a Goldmine

“The sharpness of a refusal or the edge of a rebuke may be blunted by an appropriate story, pose as to save wounding feeling and yet serve the purpose.” – Abraham Lincoln

Welcome to “The World’s a Goldmine”. The Golden Rule is in action everywhere. I witness these moments and record them as a reminder to self that there is much good happening in the world. If you have found similar moments, I invite you to share in the comment box below. If you have been discovered participating in a “golden moment” and I handed you my card, click the blog post link below to find your golden moment narrative. May these stories “serve the purpose” as Lincoln said, “of softening any contentious blows we face in life.” -Kendra Ruth

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2 thoughts on “The World’s a Goldmine

  1. There is so much good in the world. I’ll just share a simple example. I was in a rush to get in and out of the store. I only needed “a few” things. So, of course, I didn’t need a cart. I hurried about grabbing yogurt, bananas, strawberries, eggs, etc. Pretty quick I was awkwardly carrying this stack of things across the store to retrieve my last item. In my rush and with my full load, I accidentally dropped the yogurt and it went flying right in the middle of the main isle. I proceeded to try and rest my other items on the center display. Then this darling young adult woman came up and asked how she could help. She offered to stand there and guide people away from my mess until I could find a way to clean it up. It ended up taking several minutes, and as I was so embarrassed, I didn’t say much to her. I was able to clean it up with some paper towels and she kindly smiled at me. I thanked her and she went on her merry way. I felt a deep sense of gratitude for her. As I reflected on the situation, I had left her to fill my shoes of embarrassment. I left her looking like she had committed my crime while I slunk away to escape my mistake. I felt an ever greater appreciation for her noble act and pray heaven will bless her for helping me on that day.

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to reflect and share this. I’m also grateful for this woman who empathized with your situation and helped you in a tough moment. Its moments like these the help us reflect on how it feels to be treated a certain way and develop resolve to do the same for others.

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