One of Life’s Highest Honors

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.

Good Time Stories

Thomas Leuthard Photo Credit: Thomas Leuthard via CC Flickr

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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About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 4 young grandsons. I manage a wealth management firm I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of 23 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and enjoying our small redwood grove and fern garden.
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4 Responses to One of Life’s Highest Honors

  1. ksbeth says:

    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.

    • russtowne says:

      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.
      Russ

  2. JanBeek says:

    I hope you realize how much your kindness, love and thoughtfulness comfort and influence those who know and read you! 🙂

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