A Thank You from Gregory and Mario

by Katie on July 26, 2011 · 0 comments

As members of such a great team, we go into each week of our Love Bomb Missions knowing that we’re about to help someone. Selfless acts of kindness are great, and despite our intentions to brighten people’s days, sometimes we won’t get a ‘thank you’ from the person we’re helping.

It may because they don’t know the right words to say, or they feel overwhelmed with the responses that they’ve gotten, or a number of reasons. That doesn’t make our missions any less powerful, and it surely shouldn’t take away the feeling of satisfaction that you get each time you leave a comment for someone who needs it.

Sometimes, however, we do get thanked, and these seemingly small acknowledgments never fail to make a big impact on me.

Last Thursday, we dropped a big ole’ Love Bomb on Gregory, a homeless artist with a passion for knitting and his cat, Mario. Because of some oral surgery that he was having last week, along with not having access to the internet, Greg wasn’t able to see our comments until a day or so ago. But he’s back, he got our Love Bomb, and he had this to say:

“There are wonderful people coming to my rescue, coming to the aid of a little man who won’t part with his cat just because it would be convenient for him. The world is coming to the rescue of a simple guy who breaks each day with a set of 4 double pointed knitting needles so that he can have dinner, shelter, and the occasional splurge on used books in the thrift store. The universe is aiding a quiet guy who has made some ripples across the cosmos with his story of using a hidden talent to find a way to not only survive, but to hopefully one day thrive.”
Read the rest of Gregory’s Blog Post here

There is something that I wanted to share with you guys, if you don’t have the time right this second to head over to Gregory’s blog. Clearly, money is something hard to come by for Gregory. He knits adorable bears andsells them on Etsy for his income. (Which, just so you know, had 3 items for sale on the morning of our Love Bomb last week, and all three were sold by the end of that day!)

This past week he needed some oral surgery, and his surgeon helped him out with the cost. When the process was over, Gregory asked:

“How will I ever repay you?!”

the surgeon replied: “I don’t need money from every patient. I know you’ll be in the position to be able to help someone someday, and that you will help them.”

Just a little something to think about on this Tuesday. Don’t think so much about how you’re going to pay the person/people that helped you out back, but think about how you’re going to pay that action forward to the next person who needs help.

Have a great Tuesday, guys. And remember to check your e-mail boxes for the call for nominations for this week’s Love Bomb Mission.

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