I recently read a story about a man who gave a waitress a $3,000 tip as part of a pay-it-forward that was done in honor of his former teacher’s son who had drown when he was 22 months young. Of course this made me think of Joshua and his short 36 hour life and what kind of an impact was he able to have on this world even though his life was cut far too short.
So, in honor of Joshua, I would like to try an experiment.
Part One: If you have been impacted, touched, changed, encouraged, motivated by Joshua in some way, please share. I would love to hear of the ways that Joshua’s story has effected others.
Part Two: Let’s try a Pay-it-Forward movement. If you feel so inclined, buy the person in line behind you a cup of coffee at Starbucks, leave a generous tip for your favorite waitress, bake cookies for your neighbor, take flowers to a nursing home, hold the door open for a stranger, help an older person carry their groceries to their car, etc. Whatever you feel is good, do, and do in honor of Joshua.
I would have liked to have raised him to be the kind of man who would smile at strangers, hold the door open for a lady, and just do good in this world, so since he can’t, please do it for him. If you do, please let me know.
I have decided to call this project “Home Runs for Joshua” because of our family’s love of baseball and because baseball was the theme we had chosen for Josh’s nursery and baby shower.