Lately, I’ve been rethinking my cynical outlook on life and Monday night I heard a inspiring essay on NPR’s “This I Believe” segment. It’s only five minutes long and well worth a listen (or a read). It’s about a man, Jim Haynes, who was born in Louisiana but has lived in Europe since he was 20 who opens his house every Sunday for dinner and anybody and everybody around the world is invited to join him. What an idea! I perused his biography on his website and found this simple but beautiful piece of advice from his father.
“When you do something nice for someone, forget it immediately;
when someone does something nice for you, never forget it.”