The Chain of Love

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Here’s a wonderful song called “The Chain of Love” by Clay Walker from many years ago. I’ve never forgotten it or the amazing truth it tells about the power of each and every kind act that we do. One small act of kindness can lead to monumental joy and change. We just never know what the true end results will be for any nice thing we do for someone. We all should try our best to do something kind every day, even if it’s for a perfect stranger. It can be online or in real life, it doesn’t matter. We need to pay it forward and keep the chain of love growing ever stronger and longer.


“Chain of Love” by Clay Walker

He was driving home one evening,
In his beat up Pontiac
When an old lady flagged him down,
Her Mercedes had a flat
He could see that she was frightened,
Standing out there in the snow
‘Til he said I’m here to help you ma’am,
By the way my name is Joe
She said I’m from St. Louis,
And I’m only passing through
I must have seen a hundred cars go by,
This is awful nice of you
When he changed the tire,
And closed her trunk
And was about to drive away,
She said how much do I owe you
Here’s what he had to say
You don’t owe me a thing, I’ve been there too
Someone once helped me out,
Just the way I’m helping you
If you really want to pay me back,
Here’s what you do
Don’t let the chain of love end with you
Well a few miles down the road,
The lady saw a small cafe
She went in to grab a bite to eat,
And then be on her way
But she couldn’t help but notice,
How the waitress smiled so sweet
And how she must’ve been eight months along,
And dead on her feet
And though she didn’t know her story,
And she probably never will
When the waitress went to get her change,
From a hundred dollar bill
The lady slipped right out the door,
And on a napkin left a note
There were tears in the waitress’s eyes,
When she read what she wrote
You don’t owe me a thing,
I’ve been there too
Someone once helped me out,
Just the way I’m helping you
If you really want to pay me back,
Here’s what you do
Don’t let the chain of love end with you
That night when she got home from work,
The waitress climbed into bed
She was thinkin’ about the money,
And what the lady’s note had said
As her husband lay there sleeping,
She whispered soft and low
Everything’s gonna be alright, I love you, Joe

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  • http://emmadevlin.com/ lilpecan

    I like your written prelude to this song. I try to do that whenever possible.
    I was in a Chili’s one evening, sitting at the bar with my boyfriend and doing a bit of embroidery work to keep my hands busy. I was making a Red Sox logo. (Forgive me.) A stranger saw what I was doing & really like it. He asked if I would make one for him if he paid me. I told him I would send him the one I was working on for free if he gave me an address. He wrote down a PO Box on a piece of paper. Two days later I mailed it to him with his address as the mailing & return address. (I didn’t want him to feel obligated to thank me.) The only message inside was, “Enjoy and when you see an opportunity, don’t forget to pay it forward.” I always wonder what he must have thought when he received it. I’m sure he never expected me, a stranger, to carry through with my promise.

  • http://emmadevlin.com lilpecan

    I like your written prelude to this song. I try to do that whenever possible.
    I was in a Chili’s one evening, sitting at the bar with my boyfriend and doing a bit of embroidery work to keep my hands busy. I was making a Red Sox logo. (Forgive me.) A stranger saw what I was doing & really like it. He asked if I would make one for him if he paid me. I told him I would send him the one I was working on for free if he gave me an address. He wrote down a PO Box on a piece of paper. Two days later I mailed it to him with his address as the mailing & return address. (I didn’t want him to feel obligated to thank me.) The only message inside was, “Enjoy and when you see an opportunity, don’t forget to pay it forward.” I always wonder what he must have thought when he received it. I’m sure he never expected me, a stranger, to carry through with my promise.