The Happy Starfish

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Kindness breeds Kindness

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“A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money”.  

John Ruskin


You may have heard the story last month of heroically honest Billy Ray Harris. Billy Ray had been living rough in Missouri when Sarah Darling accidentally dropped her precious diamond engagement ring into his donation cup.

Although Billy Ray was broke and slept under a bridge every night he never considered selling it, and when Sarah returned 2 days later to ask if he had seen it he handed it back without hesitation.

Sarah and her husband Bill were so grateful they set up a donation page on give hoping to raise some money to help Billy Ray out.

To date the fund has received a staggering $175,000 with people all over the world donating. Kindness really does breed kindness.

Although Billy Ray is touched by the generosity he has been shown he admits that the best part has been his sister Robin being able to find him after looking for him for 16 years. He has also now reconnected with other siblings and numerous nieces and nephews.

Doing the right thing isn’t always easy but if Billy Ray hadn’t been so honest the family may never have reunited and you can’t put a price on love.

A happy ending all round.

Be kind. Always.




Author: thehappystarfish - living mindfully

Louise Jensen is an award winning Naturopathic Kinesiologist, Mindfulness Meditation Coach and Nutritional Therapist, and is certified in many other therapies, including the Mind Detox Method (as featured on Discovery Health) where she graduated from the Mind Detox Academy in record time. Louise has overcome living with a disability and has 13 years experience helping others to heal, and shares her experiences through freelance writing. In 2012, Louise co-created The Happy Starfish, dedicated to celebrating health, happiness and peaceful living. Louise offers Mindfulness Coaching via workshops and Skype and specialises in anxiety, depression and chronic pain.

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