- Madoff swindled $50 billion from innocent people and charities
- A financial advisor faked his death in a plane crash
- CEO’s receiving bailout money were asking for large bonuses for themselves
- Citicorp is teetering on the edge
- Mass layoff’s are continuing
- on and on
Sometimes you just can’t open the newspaper or your Google reader without wondering what unethical and selfish act you will read about next. Oh…let’s see another banker just screwed someone out of their retirement…oh you help feed the homeless? let me take your money…how nice…
Humanity sometimes feels like it’s on a course for oblivion.
Then…something good happens…
Unless you haven’t surfaced for a couple of days you can’t have missed the plane landing in the Hudson river. Everyone on board survived and ferry boats headed to the crash site before first responders could get there. Everyday citizens just out and about headed over to help.
Sometimes just when I think I can’t read any more about selfish and greedy people, I get that reminder that there are many good people in the world. People who care about others and step up to the plate when they see the need.
So…to Sully (the pilot) for keeping those who trusted you safe…to the captains of the boats that headed over to help right away…and to the people on the plane that helped each other get off…thank you for reminding us that we have many great people among us.
Sometimes we just need a reminder.