On Monday’s Glenn Beck Program, Glenn spent a lot of time talking about why people feel good when they do good. Serving others is at the heart of what it means to be human, something Glenn has been talking about for years.
“We’re built to give, rather than receive. If you look around and see the plight of others, something stirs in us,” Glenn said.
To illustrate the power of good news, Glenn told how one act of compassion can truly change the world.
John McCormick, 65, was out mowing the lawn when he collapsed with a massive heart attack. The Fire Department arrives, takes him to the hospital, but then they decided to go back to McCormick’s house and finish the job.
The Fire Department left a note behind for McCormick’s wife:
We felt bad that your husband didn’t get to finish the yard, so we did. We noticed the padlock to the garage was unlocked so we locked it and placed your key in the mailbox. We are very sorry that your husband became ill, we hope he has a speedy recovery. Let us know if there is anything else we can do to help you out. – Baytown Fire Department, Engine 4, A Shift.
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) September 1, 2014
“It’s simple. It’s easy. It’s powerful. One act of compassion – because we’re all connected – now millions of people have seen this story today and hopefully will inspire others” Glenn said.
Solutions aren’t found at the top. They are found in individuals. And when individuals hear of others doing good, they get the push to do good themselves.
The theme of the show was summed up nicely by an Abraham Lincoln quote that Glenn has put on the wall of Stage 19:
I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.