The Happy Starfish

Living Mindfully & Celebrating Health, Happiness & Peaceful Living

Presents from a stranger



“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love”. Hamilton Wright Mabie

There is nothing like a random act of kindness to give me a warm fuzzy feeling and although it really is the little things that can touch someone’s heart the generosity of Greg Parady has blown me away.

Greg, the owner of Parady Financial Group was shopping in a Walmart in Florida for bikes for the Toys for Tots charity when he overheard a conversation that upset him

A customer was talking worriedly about money, she couldn’t pay off her layaway and was upset she couldn’t buy gifts for her children. 

Without hesitation Greg whipped out his credit card and not only paid off her bill but at least half of every customer’s layaway. In total Greg spent over $20,000.

While Christmas shouldn’t be about the material and this is, without a doubt, a huge amount of money to spend, thanks to a stranger’s generosity there will be many a happy child opening their Christmas presents this year, overlooked by relaxed parents who haven’t had to fall into debt buying the gifts.



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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