On Thanksgiving Day in America a number of years ago, a family weren’t planning to celebrate since they could only afford to buy very basic food. But when the eldest son answered a rap at the door that morning, everything changed, when a complete stranger arrived with a hamper containing enough for a feast for the whole family. By the time that eldest son reached his 18th birthday, he had saved enough money to buy food to deliver to other families in need. He reckons that the Thanksgiving Day in his youth, was actually a gift from God, guiding him and directing him towards helping others in the same way that his family had been helped.
That eldest son was Anthony Robbins, who became a famous personal development guru and multimillionaire His food distribution programme continues to this day, and, in fact he has partnered with the charity Feed America to create the 1 Billion Meals Challenge – with the goal of providing 1 billion meals by 2025. And it all started with one, seemingly small, act of kindness. Someone cared enough to feed Tony and his family, at a time when they needed it most.
This script was for a radio ‘filler’ and was written and narrated by John Callister.