Many years ago, when I worked as a volunteer at a hospital, I got to know a lovely little girl named Liz who was suffering from a rare life threatening disease. Her only chance of recovery appeared to be a blood transfusion from her 5-year-old brother, who had somehow survived the same disease and had developed the antibodies needed to combat the illness.
The doctor explained the situation to her little brother, and asked the little boy if he would be willing to give his blood to his sister. I saw him hesitate for only a moment before taking a deep breath and saying, "Yes, I'll do it if it will save her."
As the transfusion progressed, he lay in bed next to his sister and smiled, as we all did, seeing the color returning to her cheeks. Then his face grew pale and his smile faded. He looked up at the doctor and asked with a trembling voice, "Will I start to die right away?".
Being young, the little boy had misunderstood the doctor; he thought he was going to have to give his sister all of his blood in order to save her.
One day, after I finished my classes at university and was heading towards the bus station to go home, I kept thinking about how miserable my life was and how I couldn't succeed in anything. I was really sad and I thought I'd never do anything worth it in my life.
Then, I arrived at the bus station. I was looking around and watching people passing by. I saw this very old lady who was carrying a very heavy bag. I kept watching her for a while and noticed that she was struggling to walk while carrying this bag. So, I decided to go up to her and offer to carry the bag and walk with her to wherever she was going. She looked at me, shocked at first, but then she gave me the bag and smiled :) I walked with her until she reached her destination and I handed her the bag. She was still smiling and kept thanking me and wishing me the best of everything.
I really can't describe how happy I felt after she left. Yes, I made her happy but I was the happiest person on earth at this moment. It feels great to help people and makes my life feel worth it!!
I take the bus to go to university. In the morning I park my car next to the bus stop so that in the afternoon I can drive it home.
One afternoon, after I got off the bus and was walking to my car to drive home, I found this young lady who just got off the bus standing there waiting for a cab. I went and asked her if she cared for a ride home. She looked surprised as we didn't know each other. I told her that I'm not in a hurry and that I'd love to drive her home.
At first, she hesitated, but then she agreed and walked with me to the car. We kept talking about different stuff all the way to her house. She was fun and friendly. I really enjoyed our talk. We finally arrived at her house, she kept thanking me for being kind and telling me that no one ever has been that kind to her. Then, she left.
She left me with a smile on my face, and this feeling of unbelievable happiness. I have to say that when making others happy, we become happy ourselves.