Oprah interviewed self-made millionaire, Dani Johnson, who was part of the new reality show Secret Millionaire. The premise of the show is that a millionaire goes undercover and lives in an impoverished area with very little money. While they are living there, they look for people who are making a difference in their community. Dani grew up on welfare and had her first child at 17. She was homeless herself at 21 and started a weight loss business from the trunk of her car. Dani went undercover and lived in Knoxville, Tennessee with just a suitcase of clothes and $40 to last her for a week. While living in Knoxville she met 82 year old twins Helen and Ellen who founded and run the Love Kitchen. The Love Kitchen provides thousands of people each week with meals and also delivers meals to the home bound. The Love Kitchen's Motto is "Everybody is God's Somebody." They give love not only in the form of food, but also with hugs and smiles.
These ladies are a huge inspiration. At 82 years old they could run circles around most people. You can tell they have found their calling in life. Dani said the experience helped light a fire in her to get people to get out and help one another. You don't have to have money to help someone in need. Helen and Ellen said their father taught them three truths which I thought were worthy of remembering.
1) There is only one father and that's the heavenly father
2) There is one race and that's the human race
3) Don't take the last piece of bread from the table because someone else may come along who needs it
We are constantly bombarded with what bad, hurtful and negative things people are doing in the world. I'm grateful and hopeful when I hear of people like Helen and Ellen who make me proud to be part of the human race.
1 year ago