Radiators and Roker

It is amazing all the good that happens around you when you are looking for it. Honestly, this blew me away and couldn’t have come at a better time if I had planned it.

My friend had a problem with the radiator in her car and was told that she had to get a new one.  She called me yesterday and was stressed about how she was going to pay for it with all of her bills and other maintenance she had to do on the car.  She said,”God will help me with all my bills”. She got her checkbook out and started to write the check for the new radiator. The two gentlemen behind the counter stopped her and said that someone had anonymously paid for it. I KID YOU NOT!  And in the words of Shaggy – it wasn’t me.

She said all that she could do was stand there and weep.  She called me to tell me that God had been showing off again this week.  She said she felt like she was in a waterfall of His love.  She posted a big “Thank You” on Facebook to whoever it was that paid for it.

If we were friends on Facebook, I would love to share it with you.  It is so inspiring and so encouraging to know that people are here for each other, especially when we need it the most.

And then this….

Today as I was sitting in the dentist chair, the hygienist turned on the TV.  Like that really distracts you from what is going on in your mouth. Anyway, I was sitting there watching NBC Today or something like that I see “Coming up next: Pay It Forward: Al Roker honors his son’s therapist“.  Of course, that caught my attention because it reminded me of my blog and the stuff in it random acts of kindness and pay it forward.

The gist of the Roker pay it forward is this … Lori Rothman is an occupational therapist who works with kids who have autism.  She has been helping Al Roker’s son Nick for the past 10 years.  He couldn’t walk or talk and low body core musculature at 3 years old when the Roker family reached out to Lori.  He said that she was positive about what they could expect as far as Nick’s progress when most others weren’t. His is 13 now and is taking Taekwondo.

Roker flew Lori to Miami to celebrate two of her most favorite things – running and tennis (Serena Williams specifically).

They all took part in the Serena Williams Live Ultimate Run, a 5K race to benefit her charitable foundation and Lori was able to meet Serena – the greatest female tennis player of all time.

Wow, what an awesome way to pay it forward!  I mean as a parent, when your child is in need of something and you can’t provide it, but you find someone who can?  That is priceless.  Well done, Al Roker and God Bless Lori Rothman!

Tomorrow I will have more stories about good things going on and more stories of inspiring people. Come back soon to get your dose of encouragement!