Quintin Conway of Liberty, Missouri, was having a terrible morning and admittedly felt sorry for himself. The busy entrepreneur was sorting through a mental to-do list while receiving a deluge of incoming texts on his way to run errands.
Describing his current state as grumpy would be an understatement. Conway needed a change in perspective, and quickly.
He loaded his truck after an errand and headed for the parking lot exit, until he drove past a woman who caught his eye. Sitting alone in her car, just a short distance away in the same parking lot, was a bald woman, reading a book.
What Conway suddenly felt he must do for this woman, and the result of his described “obedience” inspired him to make the following, viral video:
“I have this overwhelming urge that I need to turn back around, go in the store, buy her some flowers and take them to her,” Conway said as he told the story of changing an older woman’s day for the better, after feeling led by God to do so. He hoped that it would put a smile on her face.
Conway held back tears through much of his Facebook video. He described what happened after he delivered the flowers, telling the woman, “I hope it encourages you to smile and pass along a smile.”
The entrepreneur got back into his truck and turned around to see the woman bawling in her car. It’s at this moment in the retelling of his story, that he couldn’t contain himself either.
Comments poured in on the video that has over 4.5 million views and counting.
Julia DeBoer wrote, “The power of God at work…you are an amazing young man and we need more people like you in this world! Remember, you reap what you sew, it will all come back to you for being a good person and following the hand of God!”
Conway certainly got the new perspective he needed. As difficult as anyone’s life can be, we have much to be grateful for, and as many days as we have to live, we have the opportunity to make a positive impact on someone else’s life.
What the flowers had to have meant to that woman in the simplest sense, alone in her car and stripped it looked of her health, was that she wasn’t in fact alone. She was seen, and she was loved.
Her life gave him a whole new perspective, and his gift of flowers and the charge to pass along a smile, by her reaction, did the same for her as well. If you’re encouraged by Quintin Conway’s message, be sure to share it and pass on his charge: #MakeSomeoneSmileToday!
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