31 Jan The Pursuit of Happiness via Generosity
Sufiy Davis was watching an episode of Oprah when she had an epiphany. In the Playing It Forward episode she was watching Oprah was giving $1,000 gift cards to each of her guests with the stipulation that they spend the money on a complete stranger within a week. Davis was struck by the generosity and human kindness exhibited in the gesture and began examining herself.
That is when the Columbus, Ohio, resident, who claims Demopolis as her hometown, had an idea how to show such a level of humanity to others. She had just finished reading “In Pursuit of Happiness,” a true story of how a man went from being homeless with the weight of feeding his young son on his shoulders to earning a coveted internship with a broker firm on Wall Street that would lead to a six-figure job.
“I decided to buy tickets to the movie based on the book and donate them to a homeless shelter,” said Davis. “It started out as 10 tickets so the homeless could watch the movie and when it is done over 70 will have seen it.”