Inspiring Woman Traveling the Country Collecting ‘Good’ Stories Stops in the Stateline
Mary Latham is traveling the country collecting and share 'good' stories and included Rockford in her latest stop.
Mary is incredible. Her story starts on December 14, 2012, the day of the Sandy Hook shooting.
Mary tells the story best on her website, MoreGoodToday:
In 2012 I was sitting at my desk in NYC reading the news on the Sandy Hook School shooting when a co-worker told me about an act of kindness that had happened to him. A random man had bought a $100 gift card at the Starbucks across the street and asked the barista to run it out on the line behind him. My co-worker was in that line. He had been having a horrible year and the expression on his face as he told me this made me realize how much of an impact this act of kindness had on him. I spoke to my mother about the story later that morning, and then had quickly switched over to the shooting. She had politely interrupted, saying...
"You have to focus on that other story you just told me. Think about that man who just made so many people's day by buying them a coffee. There is always going to be horrible and tragic things that happen but there will always be more good out there, you just have to look for it."