Reading this brought tears to my eyes. It hit close to home. We’ve been visiting my father-in-law in intensive care twice a day for quite a while. Any day could be his last and nearly all his faculties are completely gone. I love the man and he’s always been good to me. We’re from different races and cultures and he was a quiet man who rarely spoke even when he was young, but we respected each other, and to this day show that we still do. It grieves me to see what he’s going through. I consider it an honor and blessing to be able to be there for him.
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It was once said that the reason that humans are put into this world is to help and encourage others. Think about it. What makes you the happiest? When you are receiving something or getting something?
The most important things in life aren’t the things that you can see…like money, houses, boats, clothes, etc. The things in life that REALLY matter and have infinite meaning to people, are the things that are priceless and unseen such as kindness, love, thoughtfulness, etc….ways that you TREAT others.
Today’s short story is a great example of the ULTIMATE way that a person can repay someone with kindness and goodness.
A son took his father to a restaurant for an evening dinner.
The father, being very old and weak, while he was eating, dropped food and his shirt and pants. Other diners watched him in…
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this is beautiful and gave me chills, russ. he knows you are there and your presence comforts him in ways you can not even imagine. how lucky you all are to have such love and respect between you.
Your comment brightened my day, Beth. I agree that he and I are lucky indued to ave had the kind of relationship we’ve enjoyed for almost forty years.
I hope you realize how much your kindness, love and thoughtfulness comfort and influence those who know and read you! 🙂
I consider your comment to be one of the best compliments I’ve ever received, Jan. Thank you for your kind comment and friendship!