Makes You Feel Good !
Jan. 1, 2013 5:06 pm
Updated: Jan. 17, 2013 6:42 am
2012 has been relegated to history. It seems, some of the most horrible traits of humanity were exposed and some of natures most horrible traits occurred. There were many acts of heroism, big and small. that marked the year, as well.
Locally, one of those heros is an eight year old boy whose lemonade stand was shut down by the city because he did not have a food license, license for a commercial venture and violating the zoning ordinance. This in itself was a transgression of authority
but when it came to light that he was trying to earn some money for the family of a classmate stricken with cancer, the public went ballistic. They made such a loud uproar (including state and national news) that the city council, in special session, passed
an ammendment to their ordinance to make such ventures by minors as wholly within the law. AND the council made their ammendment retroactive to a date prior to the shutdown to avoid the required fines and inspections.
When his stand was reopened, his customers stood in line to have a sip of his lemonade. One customer had a $100.00 bill to pay for his $0.50 cup and said, "Keep the change". Several very large donations were deposited in the account of the stricken family or
applied to their hospital expenses.
Heros all. That's what humanity is. Each doing something to make the world a better place for our decendants, to ease misery, to offer hope, to make welcome. They do not get discouraged because the news does not report their effort. When evil strikes, their
hearts are ripped out but they soon gather and repair themselves and continue the work of making the world more livable. Hundreds of thousands of these heroisms were not reported. But fame or reward were not expected and if offered were refused.
The most beautiful things we can witness are not those we find in books, photograph or wander through. The most beautiful things are intangible and priceless and come out when the human spirit is at it's most glowing best.It happens every day all around us.
We only have to look with open minds and warm hearts.
Happy New Year, AllRecipes.com! Let us all make 2013 a very heroic year!