Editor’s note: I have updated this post to include the name of the group behind the song and where you can find out more about them. Please see below.
Here are three German students exemplifying what it means to SHINE as they surprise a homeless man. Their act of kindness is very moving, but their song is what really hugs my heart.
I am normally guilty of rushing and not looking around. This morning all the kids were at camp and I was out running errands and having very zen time of it all and noticed that I was more aware of those around me. Because I was aware, I gave an elderly person my parking stub that still had 45 minutes left on it. I’m certainly not changing the world by doing that, but someone did that for me a few weeks ago and I felt like it was really thoughtful and I wanted to pay it forward.
So if you were looking for something to restore your faith in humanity and brighten your day, then have a look. My promise to myself and the world around me, less rushing, more looking.
Some of the song lyrics from the video:
Another Chance by bejapy e.V.
Your headphones on like a shield to the silence
But what would be if you had taken a look?
Another chance to change is gone.
There will be new ones but first you have to find them.
This is the day, don’t look away, from the wings of humanity today.
This is life, life, life.
Life is too short to waste a chance.
To see more of what this group has done, you can visit their site and find out more about what they are doing.