Thursday 29 March 2012

Something to make you smile on a Thursday . . .

Quite a number of years back, on a dark and cold night, an elderly couple were seeking accomodation in a very small hotel. Upon inquiring, they were told by the receptionist, "Sorry, all the rooms are full." There was no room at the Inn . . .

They turned to leave and were about to walk out, when the receptionist asked, "Would you be willing to sleep in my room?"

They were a bit reluctant at first, but when he added that he would be able to sleep in the office, they accepted his offer. They were tired and cold, and had no wish to travel any further that night.

The next morning the elderly man said to the young receptionist, "You should be the manager of the best hotel in the country . . . one day, I will build you one."

The receptionist simpy smiled and thanked him.

Source: via Marie on Pinterest

However, a few years later he was very surprised when the same couple asked him to come over to visit them in New York. He went, looking forward to a change of scenery, and was shown around a huge hotel. He was then told that it had been built for him to manage. Quel surprise!!
The elderly gentleman had only been none other than the famous William Waldorf Astor!

You just never know where a deed of kindness will lead you. I loved this little story. It does the heart good to read a story where a simple act of service is rewarded in such a surprising and amazing way. Some people would call it karma. What goes around really does come around, and it works both ways. When you put out good, good comes back to you . . . when you put out bad, then that is what you will sow . . .

Tis simple really . . . as my dear mother would say, it costs nothing to be kind.

Have a great Thursday people! I hope that wherever you are the sun shines upon you and the day is kind to you in unimagineable ways.

Cooking in The English Kitchen today, some delicious Spicy Turkey Burgers! So scrummy!!

“The way of the Lord is the way of happiness. ‘Wickedness never was happiness’ [Alma 41:10]. Transgression never was happiness. Sin never was happiness. Disobedience never was happiness. The way of happiness is following the way of the Lord. I believe this with all my heart.”
― Gordon B. Hinckley

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