In the book of John 21:25 it says, “Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.”
This can also be said of my friend and roommate, Olan. The guy has the most charitable heart I’ve ever seen. The only income he makes is from his shirts and freelance work, and so, of course, he decided to give a sizable portion of his solitary income to ricebowls.org - an organization dedicated to providing food to hungry children.
If a movie is coming out, Olan will have already bought tickets for me and his girlfriend for IMAX, before I even knew it was coming out.
When I told him I was planning on going to visit my special lady, Melinda, he asked me, “How much is it going to cost?”
I responded, “It’s like $150. I think I can afford it in a month or so.”
Five seconds later, he drops $150 in cash on my desk and tells me to have fun.
His response when I speechlessly attempt to thank him has always been the same, “No problem, man.”
However, tonight he made the most charitable contribution I’ve seen from him. He invested in my future. He spent a very large chunk of his hard earned money on a piece of software that I’ve been eyeing for the last few months that will allow me to begin recording high-quality instrumentation. This is literally the oldest dream I have - to compose and release an orchestral album, and he just made it come true.
“Merry Christmas,” he said, along with, “No problem, man.”
I have no idea how to respond or what to say, but I just wanted to share this little piece of the goofy guy you all know, so that you can all see the size of his big goofy heart. Thankfully, he left, so now I can cry a little bit.
The only time I’ve been this blessed was when Shawna changed my life with a brand new DSLR camera.
No words can properly express my gratitude for my friends. No words.
Instead, I will vow to create the best work I can, and release some films and music that will do justice to their selflessness. That is all.