Because we are so busy with our own agenda and tasks, it’s easy to overlook the needs of those around us. As I watched this beautiful Russian video, I was reminded again of the need to be alert to the needs of others, stop what I am doing, and lend a helping hand. The truth is, we are all in this together.

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  • Composed By Grace

    Thank you for sharing this! I will be reposting this on my blog and link back to you! Much appreciated, and blessings!

    • http://www.thedailyretort.com/ TorConstantino

      No doubt – very powerful!

  • http://personalsuccesstoday.com/ John Richardson

    Powerful…

  • http://forthisisthetime.com/ Esther Aspling

    Two things;

    1. This video brought me to tears. We are not only in too much of a hurry to get wherever we are going, we also don’t want to annoy those behind us to help those in front of us.

    2. What are the cars made of in Russia that a man can lift one out of the snow bank?

    http://forthisisthetime.com/

    • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

      I agree Esther. The way you summarized it is beautiful. (You should blog about this!)
      I don’t the answer to your second question. ;-)

    • http://sukofamily.org/ Caleb

      That’s a small and popular Russian made car called a Lada. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lada

      • http://forthisisthetime.com/ Esther Aspling

        Thanks Caleb! lol :-)

  • http://ReWritingDad.com/ Chad Miller

    WOW! Thank you for sharing, Michael.
    Great reminder to personally pursue grace, mercy and selfless compassion.

    • Jim Martin

      Well said Chad.

  • http://www.jackiebledsoe.com/ jbledsoejr

    Powerful…very much worth taking a few minutes to watch. Thanks Michael!

    • http://www.thedailyretort.com/ TorConstantino

      Indeed Jackie – we need to be on the lookout for opportunities to help!

      • http://www.jackiebledsoe.com/ jbledsoejr

        Yes, Tor! My daughter and I have talked about packing a lunch box or small cooler of lunch bags just in case we run into someone in need.

        So many times we’ve crossed the path of someone hungry or needing something and quickly searched our car for something, but being prepared would be much better.

  • http://www.thedailyretort.com/ TorConstantino

    My heart was cut in a good way this morning….

    I burst into tears at 1:22 into the piece when the toddler wandered around into the highway with no one around except the trucker who stopped – and then the mother at the bus stop whose baby stroller rolled into the street.

    The parable of the Good Samaritan comes to mind with a clarion call to be mindful of others. Thanks for sharing this!

    • Jim Martin

      Tor, this was a powerful video. Grateful to have seen it today.

    • http://www.seannisil.com/ Sean Nisil

      I’m right there with you Tor.

      I witnessed a bit of this myself driving home from work today. There was a motorcycle accident on the freeway with the rider awake but immobile in the middle of the fast lane (large 6-lane freeway)–highway patrol had not arrived yet. About ten cars pulled over to block & redirect traffic so the cyclist could be protected until the ambulance arrived.

      Treat others how you would want to be treated…

    • http://JonDHarrison.com/ Jonathan Harrison

      That part sent shivers down my spine, literally freaked me out, especially as the father of a two year old.
      Thanks to the awareness brought about by this video, I was able come to the aid of several individuals today, that I might have otherwise passed by (no life saving feats were performed, but I was able to help in my own little way).

      • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

        Godo for you, Jonathan. It’s made me more aware too.

  • http://brownknowsmedia.com/ Jeff Brown

    Wow, powerful indeed. I found myself saying, “Why aren’t other people stopping?” out loud as I watched. Got some funny looks from my co-workers.

  • Sovann Pen

    Wow, thanks for the reminder that there is still goodness and kind people in our world.
    Those small brief moments seem so big to me this morning.

    • http://www.thedailyretort.com/ TorConstantino

      I like how you said that Sovann – “…those small brief moments seem so big…” – that is a profound statement. I think God views them in the same way!

  • http://juliesunne.com/ Julie Sunne

    Beautiful reminder. “And the King will answer them, ‘I assure you: Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of Mine, you did for Me.’ (Matthew 25:40)

    • http://www.thedailyretort.com/ TorConstantino

      Great passage Julie – this video speaks to that truth!

  • http://SourcesOfInsight.com/ J.D. Meier

    Maybe it’s not survival of the fittest, but survival together.

    Yesterday, a crow was forcing a pair of ducks out into the street. It was a strange scene. I couldn’t help but intervene. I wasn’t going to have a pair of dead ducks on my watch.

    • http://www.thedailyretort.com/ TorConstantino

      I like that your turn of phrase – “…it’s not survival of the fittest, but survival together…” – and bravo to your aviary intervention!!!

  • chieflybooks.blogspot.com

    What a great great video. Thank you.

  • Jim Martin

    Wow! What a beautiful video! I’m thankful to see this today.

  • Marquita Herald

    Okay, I admit it, my first thought was ‘seriously, the Russians?!” but there you go – it’s a lovely, inspiring video Michael. Thanks for sharing it!

    • http://sukofamily.org/ Caleb

      Yes, we have some good people here too!

  • http://www.RogerBenge.com/ Roger Benge

    What a great video. I will be reposting it. In the current world of “me, me, me” it is wonderful to see people careing for others. Everyone needs to see this video and I’m going to point all I can back to your post. Thanks for sharing.

  • http://sukofamily.org/ Caleb

    Michael, thanks for this video. I live in Ukraine and sometimes life can be discouraging when come in contact with grumpy, selfish people. However, it’s important to stop and think of those who showed simple kindness and what an amazing effect that has!

    Мир не без добрых людей! Совершай добрые дела!

    • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

      Caleb, Can you translate the text that was at the end of the video?

      • http://sukofamily.org/ Caleb

        The text at the beginning reads, “Any deed has the possibility to be kindest if there is no selfishness in it. Do kind things!”

        The text at the end reads, “When was the last time you did something kind?”

        • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

          Excellent! Thanks for this.

  • http://www.philippknoll.com/ Philipp Knoll

    MIchael, I love this video. However, the main message for me was not that I need to stop and lend a hand more ofter (well, that too) BUT that there is so much Good around us everyday, everywhere we just tend not to notice.

    Thanks for the reminder!

    • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

      Thanks, Philipp. That’s a great takeaway.

  • http://www.sonyamacdesigns.com/ Sonya McCllough

    oh but yes … what we were designed to be … the HELP.

  • http://www.facebook.com/isabelle.hocqueloux Isabelle Hocqueloux

    merci

  • pataskhan

    Translation from Russian in the beginning of the video says –
    “Every deed is capable of becoming the most kind if there is no self-interest in it.
    Do good works.”

    Thanks Michael.

  • Justin Baeder

    A great video on compassion or mercy, but I have to ask the “justice” question as well: Why are we not more careful drivers so the elderly don’t need help crossing traffic safely? What social circumstances lead to babies walking out into traffic?

    Anyone with a pulse is going to stop and pull a baby out of traffic, but kind deeds can go beyond intervention in the moment.

    Thanks for sharing this, Michael.

  • http://twitter.com/BruceRCross Bruce R. Cross

    Highly convicting and deeply moving….in the words of Hallmark….When You Care Enough to Send the Very Best…..is not always a card…..but a caring gesture expressed…Kleenex anyone?

  • martine morin

    Ca fait chaud au coeur de voir l’entraide de voir qu’il y a encore des gens qui regardent aux autres sans rien attendre en retour…C’est un baume sur nos coeurs ce matin à travers ce monde rempli d’égoïsme,de matérialisme…Laissons l’Amour de Christ couler à travers nous…

    • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

      I agree. Thank you.

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  • mznormann

    It’s nice to see people doing nice things and what amazes me is how many Russians have dashcams!