A friend recently fell on hard times, partly through external circumstances and partly through poor planning. Friends and I have loaned her money, paid her bills, even given her food, tried to teach her budget techniques, and none of it has been a solution, she has just slipped deeper and deeper into financial trouble and depression. Last week she looked pale and unwell, very depressed and hopeless, very sad for a friend to see I then thought about how the crown, a physical reminder of another's care and love had protected me,so I went to the bank for a $100 dollar bill. I told my friend the story and asked her to keep the $100 in the back of her wallet. It turned out that she didn't have a wallet, so she put the money in a little pencil case where she kept her coins. She immediately felt better--"I feel rich, and thank you for being a good friend", she said, and we were both a bit teary.
The reason for passing this on is not to laud any generosity on my part, but to demonstrate the power of "random acts of kindness". I went home and remembered a little wallet I had that I'd never used, and thought,"I'll give that to my friend". I opened it, and inside, found $100. The universe is very just and if your heart is open the reward always comes.