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From 2022-06-19 to 2022-07-19

FIVE LOAVES AND TWO FISHES...

One by one we have empty hands and if you have never had empty hands then hurry up and empty them. You will see, you will not regret it. Someone close to you needs a heart that is not cluttered to deposit its overflow of joys or sorrows; someone needs your hands to help them.  How can you give a helping hand with your hands full?

So never again say that you have nothing to share, because that nothing is everything to someone else. And when you turn around to continue your journey, oh surprise, you will find baskets full and overflowing. Don't pile them up in your attic. Hurry up and give them away so you can go back to being empty-handed.  Our world needs them.

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From 2022-05-30 to 2022-06-30

A SIMPLE LITTLE GESTURE

We talked the whole way. He turned out to be a very nice guy. I asked him if he wanted to come play soccer with me and my friends the next day. He was quick to agree. We spent the weekend together and as time went on, I realized that Kyle was a really good person. In fact, my friends felt the same way.

On Monday morning, I saw Kyle again on his way back to school with his stack of books. I met him again and said, "Wow! You'll end up with muscles of steel lugging your books around like that!!!" He had a good laugh and passed me half of his books.

Over the next few years, we became the best of buddies. Kyle was a really smart student; he wanted to go to medical school while I was finally going to college on a soccer scholarship! I used to tease him all the time about being a nerd!

For our graduation, Kyle had to prepare a speech. I was glad it wasn't me! Kyle had become a very comfortable young man, who was very attractive to girls... In fact, he had a lot more girls than I did!


On graduation day, I could see that Kyle was nervous. To reassure him, I patted him on the back and said, "Don't worry, you're going to be great! "He looked at me again with one of his looks, the one full of gratitude, and thanked me.

When he got to the microphone, he cleared his throat and began his speech, "A graduation is a great time to thank everyone who has helped us throughout our high school years. Our parents, our teachers, our coaches ... but most of all our friends. I'm here to tell you that being someone's friend is the greatest gift you can give them.

Let me tell you a story

"I was really surprised when he started to tell about our first meeting... But I was even more amazed when he told me that on that weekend he had planned to commit suicide. That's why he had brought all his books, so that his mother wouldn't have to clean out his locker.

He looked at me and grinned: Thankfully, I was saved. My friend prevented me from doing the irreparable. I heard the silence caused by his speech in the room; the speech of a distinguished, handsome, intelligent and popular young man...

I turned around and saw his parents smiling at me with the same look of gratitude that Kyle had given me. I had never realized how good that day had been for him.

Never underestimate the power of your actions. With one small gesture, you can change someone's life... for better or worse. We all have an impact on the lives of everyone we meet.

Friends are the angels that get us back on our feet when our wings don't know how to fly.

 

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