Today, i want to share a little story that inspires me a lot and makes me think really deep. It's about a treasure, an awesome and selfless man, who in his little way contributes greatly to lives and put smiles on people's faces.
I'm writing about an 82-years-old Anthony Cymerys in the above picture, who is also known as Joe the Barber. He began offering his service as a barber 25-years ago after he retired from a career in business.
Every Wednesdays, Anthony sets up a chair in the shade of an oak tree in Hartford's Bushnell Park. The homeless, longtime clients and those just passing by on luck had their haircut for just a token. The fee is always the same; A HUG FOR A HAIRCUT.
Isn't that just awesome? Now you understand why i called him a treasure. He is a rare gem and a treasure to our corrupt and selfish generation. Can you imagine what he exchanges for love? An hair cut.
It does my heart good and gives me a great sense of joy to know that there are still people in the world who cares, helps and contributes to the betterment of other people and communities.
You see, it's really not so difficult to make someone feel special in a gentle and practical way and i bet the hugs in return are more satisfactory than the service rendered.
Sometimes we have to do things without the hassles of making a business of it. Just do something, help someone, hug someone, put a smile on someone's face, give a free haircut to someone, exchange a service for a hug, just give out a little love and you never would know how many lives your gesture will save.
I tip my hat off to him and to what he is doing. These are the type of people we should call ROLE MODELS.