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The Power of Positive Energy

August 30, 2019

To Inspire:

Last week’s CBS Sunday Morning shared a heartwarming story about 3-year-old Quinn Waters of Weymouth, MA.  Aside from immediate family, no one is allowed in the house to him.  More importantly, Quinn can’t go out: Quinn’s natural immunity was temporarily wiped out after he got a stem cell transplant a few months ago to treat his brain cancer.

Source:  BostonHerald.com

 

His dad Jarlah shared, “we basically keep him in a bubble just as a precaution, even a common cold could be something that could bring him back into the hospital.”  Fortunately, the kid is a champ who has retained a positive attitude most of the time.  But it still stinks.  His mother Tara shared, “he sees life happening outside and he knows he’s stuck inside, and there are days when he literally is pounding to get out.”

Staring out a window is a poor substitute for walking out a door.  But once neighbors and others caught wind of Quinn’s predicament, that quickly changed.

“It started out with family members coming to the window,” Jarlath said.  Then the neighbors started showing up to entertain him with non-contact art projects and other silly human tricks.  Next, the police caught wind and brought their cruisers – lights and sirens on – to his front yard.  And pretty soon top-notch performers were just showing up on to entertain him.

Source:  CBSnews.com

 

Source:  The Mighty Quinn/Facebook

 

Source:  The Mighty Quinn/Facebook

 

On any given day, he never knows what might happen.  One minute it could be a team of Irish step dancers — the next, a dog parade —

Source:  The Mighty Quinn/Facebook

 

“It’s the positive energy from all these people that we believe has gotten him through his sickness,” Jarlath explained.  “You can never repay, you know — just maybe pay it forward.”

Source:  BostonHerald.com

 

What a touching story.  What creative ways can we each show love to someone in our life who needs a pick me up?  It doesn’t have to involve getting a high school band to show up and play some songs for them – although it could be that!  But whatever act of love it is, the one you give it to will be changed for the better.  And isn’t that part of living a great life – helping others find joy in the midst of their challenges?

Have a great Labor Day and over this Labor Day weekend, let’s all do at least one act of love for someone who could use it!

Source:  CBSnews.com