Economy Got You Down? Here is One Mans Solution To Lift Spirits and Hearts

There is a lot of challenges we’re all facing economically these days. One man wanted to celebrate a significant time period in his life and here is his story: Doug Eaton wanted to celebrate his birthday on June 11 in a big way, so he turned to his friends for ideas — ended up marking the day with random acts of kindness, including handing out free money to people passing by. “I asked a bunch of my friends on Facebook what should I do on my 65th and I got a whole long list of stuff,” he told KFOR-TV. “And one of my friends said, ‘Why don’t you do 6good cheer5 random acts of kindness?'” So that’s exactly what he did, spending 65 minutes standing on the corner of NW 39th Street and May Avenue in Oklahoma City, handing out $5 bills to people who passed by. He told his Facebook friends that he handed out more than $375, but the response — and the amount of he shared — was priceless. And BTW, you can’t imagine how this change helps everyone, including the giver. From a distance, Eaton looked a bit like any other panhandler holding a sign at a street corner. But instead of a plea for money, his sign read: “I have a home… and a car… and a job. Do you need a few bucks for some coffee?” Some people drove by several times, wondering if they read his sign correctly. Many people murmured “I can’t believe this” or “bless you” as he handed them the cash. Others were reluctant to take his money, and he had to tell them “It’s OK, it’s just a blessing” and explain that this was his way of celebrating his milestone birthday. “One obviously needy truck holding a family came around the second time after misunderstanding the first time, to give ME $2 just to bless ME for what I was doing,” he told his friends on Facebook. “I took their money AND gave them a $5. We kind of traded blessings.” “I think this is the craziest guy I have ever seen in my life and it’s fantastic!” one driver told KFOR. “I am enjoying the moment out here.” “It’s just been fantastic,” Eaton told the TV station. “Some people who don’t take the money just say, ‘Man, I love what you are doing. I won’t take it but would you give it to someone who needs it’.” So there is a lot one can do with little in times like these. If you don’t have any ideas? Ask a friend. Source: Yahoo Shine!

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