Stories of Kindness from Around the World

Sharing A Little Love With Someone Who Needs It

--by wayfarer, posted Oct 13, 2009

I wrote my first Christmas card on Sunday 28th September!

Believe me, it's not like me. I usually put these things off to the last minute. But, after church on Sunday, one of the ladies from the Mothers' Union handed around some cards that they were planning to send to inmates of the nearest prison.

She asked that we each put a personal message inside - but what do you write to someone when the only thing you know about them is that they have committed a crime?

Oh, it was hard! I tapped the pen on the table for a long time searching for inspiration. In the end I had to look past the prison walls and the crime to the heart of the man.

I wrote, "Each day brings the promise of a new life. Have a Merry Christmas and a better New Year. Love. David."

It wasn't exactly inspired, but new life is what Christmas is all about and each day we have a fresh chance to make a new beginning.

I can't take credit for the idea, but wouldn't it be wonderful if we each reached out this year and shared a little love with someone who needs it?


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Readers Comments

pam wrote: Indeed this is inspiring. The fact that some one do care to write to a person who had committed a crime inself would help the person to understand what it means to be a good person. Everyone needs a chance to change and i am sure your inspirational note would have a difference. I will try to do the same.
CINDY wrote: Great idea, to you i send a little love after all we all need it. God bless!
madeusmile wrote: Wow! Wasn't inspired? What you wrote couldn't have been more inspiring. I was moved to tears by those simple words. How strong! Well done!
Jacinda wrote: Wow! That is sooo awesome! Wonderful idea! You sure would have touched someones heart with that card. Thanks so much for sharing :) i hope you have a wonderful day! Love and smiles, jacinda :)
RipplesGuy wrote: Fantastic! Thanks for making our world a better place.
Bluebell wrote: I think you did brilliantly. My first thought was how powerful are those words to someone who probably lost all hope in the future. Thank you for being again and angel of light. Love and light and a thousand smiles, bluebell
harriet wrote: What a wonderful act of kindness!
LoveandLight1111 wrote: What a wonderful encouragement you have given someone that mostly needs it. Christmas is all about giving, loving and new beginnings. Thanks for sharing this story.
lmil1954 wrote: Hooray!!!! I LOVE that idea. You did good David. And why am I not surprised???
Love, Linda:)
makesomeonesmile wrote: That is a great idea! I will try to follow your lead and do just that!

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