Monday, August 31, 2009

pass it on...


Someone I don't know sent this to me today and just asked that I pass it on.

http://www.stservicemovie.com/

I watched it early this morning and it stayed with me all day. Even after a very busy, mind numbing day that isn't even over yet, this video clip, this msg has been playing over and over in my head all day.

It's a great lesson...

...and yes, I'm a sap for a great inspirational story. There are so many amazing people in the world and their stories are not only inspiring, but necessary since they remind us what we're all made of.

So much good and good times.

If you have an inspirational story of your own, share it.

-angelo


8 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Angelo, you're a Johnny everyday. Your work in all it's forms comes from the heart. That is why you have such a loyal fan base. You truly care about making people smile, and making their lives better.

mbkatc230 said...

What a beautiful story, and such a wonderful message. I'll be sharing this with the girls at work. We've been going through some big changes, and I think some of us have lost the "reason" that we do what we do. This really brings it home. Thanks Angelo! Hugs, Kathy

GrannySmithGreen said...

Wonderful inspiring story. Everyone desires and deserves love and attention every day. So glad that you posted this. I hope it will encourage others to spread a bit of kindness.

mrsben said...

Very inspirational Angelo! Truly and example of what one person can do, to touch so many.

My story to share: A number of years ago when my son was working as a part-time Sales Associate in a clothing store, a young twelve year old had come in to purchase a pair of jeans. She had been entrusted by her Mother (a single parent) to shop on her own, however she had put her wallet down... and within a short time frame it was taken. Upon discovery of the theft she began to sob. My son took her aside and told her to wait. He then approached his fellow co-workers and began to take up a collection then proceeded to an adjacent store and explained the situation. Upon his return he was still a few dollars short, so persuaded his Manager to apply 'his' monthly Employee's Discount to the purchase; leaving a small balance which would cover the girl's bus fare home. A few days later she returned to the store with her Mother in tow, who in return thanked the Staff(s) for their act of kindness and gave my Son a big hug.

When I asked my son why he did it, his answer was: "Mom I recall when I was a child going thru Check-outs with you, if a stranger was short of cash for their purchase you often handed them the extra. Each time when they expressed their gratitude your reply would be 'please pass it on'.

When my Son told me 'his' story, I was so impressed by all those who had assisted this little girl. (Most were just part-time staff making minum wage.) She would now be an adult and hopefully she has remembered this act of thoughtfulness and has 'passed it on'.
-Brenda-

Samantha said...

This was really great. Thank you for posting it. Made me remember what I tend to forget, everyday is an opportunity. EVERY DAY.

Thank you.

TL said...

Mr. Surmelis,

You never cease to inspire. In more ways than one.

Anonymous said...

Wow. I have had a day where everything has gone wrong. And this story reminded me of everything right. Thanks so much for sharing. It is the small things that make a difference!

Catherine said...

Angelo, I left a comment earlier about how wrong this day was, how right this story is! but lost it in cyberspace. So I have attached the info. here so you know who it's from.

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