Stories by chzmzati (2 matches)

An Anonymous Wedding Gift

When my sister got married some time back, we were all excited.  After her honeymoon she invited me over to her house to help her unwrap the gifts and send some thank you notes to all the people that came to the wedding party.  As a side note, my sister works at Standard Bank in Malawi. Going through the gifts, we came across this precious exotic ice bucket in silver and gold.  I had never seen such a beautiful ice bucket.  Inside it was a note that read, "When I heard you were getting married, I asked around for the details and somehow managed to get here.  You might not know me but I know you.  I am a regular customer at Standard Bank and you helped me a lot when I was applying for a loan.  I will never forget what you did, God bless you.  -- Anonymous" When I showed my sister the note, she couldn't remember who the person ... Read Full Story >>

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The Smile That Gave Me Hope

While I was still in college, I used to sing at a student organization at my University in Malawi.  I have a passion for singing and composing songs. One time, there was an upcoming annual musical gathering where I was selected to sing a solo piece. Although singing was truly my passion, the anxiety and tension that often accompanied preparing for these events  were not! I was so nervous about this looming perfomance because I knew there was going to be a lot of people attending and I did not want to make any mistakes. During our practices, I would get occasional heart palpitations, sweaty palms, would feel fearful right before it was my turn to rehearse my solo and would scan the room to make sure nobody was staring at me. As this agony persisted in my practices, during our final dress rehearsal, the keyboard player looked at me and smiled and then calmly sent me these few words along with the grin: "Don't worry, its going to ... Read Full Story >>

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