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Turning point - Paying it forward

My mother sent me an email a couple of weeks ago. She wrote nothing in the email, but attached a link to a YouTube video titled Turning Point, a story about a lighthouse watcher who willed some of his most prized possessions to people who didn’t even know who he was.

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I only watched the video today (amid some procrastinating from university work) and thought it would be apt to share it today, or at least at the start of the new year.

I didn’t particular think it was a brilliant film, but I loved the message about being grateful for what we have, paying it forward when we can, dusting the bad off and moving on, and living in the now.

If you read my 2011 closing post, you would know that I have been in the receiving end of such graciousness.

This year, I decided that I would not make a list of resolutions. Instead, I am only making one, and that is to pay it forward wherever I can. It’s the least I can do for all the good that I have in my life, but it’s also one that I know for a fact that I can fulfill.

So Happy New Year, one and all, and I hope you enjoy the video below.

11.44pm Greenwich Meridian Time

Discussion (3)

There are 3 responses to “Turning point – Paying it forward”.

  1. Thanks for sharing that video =)
    Wish you have a blasting new year!

  2. Just watched this vid a few days after your sharing in youtube. So glad that I keep your page on and finally got to see it. How nice of your mom to send you such wonderful story :)

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