Stories of Kindness from Around the World

Heroes At The Beach

--by Rajni, posted Jul 21, 2018
What an incredible day at the beach! Not because it was the most fabulous weather. Not because we were with fabulous friends. No, it was the best day because a group of men and a young boy took the time to notice a little boy with different abilities, waving his arms in the air saying, "my turn, me, me" as the football was being tossed around over his head. Honestly, my first thought was,  'oh man they are playing football, I'm going to have to go move Micah.' I called Micah from my chair 50 ft away and he was refusing to come! He just continued to watch the ball being tossed, listening to the fun laughter of the guys, and watching the high fives they were swapping.

These are the moments that I dread. These are the moments I have to make choices to choose good thoughts, not bad ones! Today something incredible happened! These guys, who honestly I didn't have much faith in (strangers) totally impacted me and Micah. I sat and watched as they tossed the football to Micah! I watch the joy and excitement of being one of the guys radiate on his face! Then, one man actually took the time and bent down and showed Micah how to hold the football and throw it! Micah played for a good 20 minutes with these Heroes, as I will call them! We are all connected, and it's so easy for us to get so caught up in being politically correct, minding our own business, not thinking of simple acts of kindness, acceptance, and love for others!

May I always look around me, and be willing to include the outsider, the differently abled. Heroes come in many forms, and these men and the young man are my heroes today!! The best beach day ever!
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Readers Comments

colleen wrote: This is what makes us great!
mwaugh wrote: Great read! I would also agree there are everyday heroes amongst us and come in many forms.
May we all strive to strive to be a hero in someone else life. Even for a day or a moment in time.
Annette N wrote: Thank you - you have made my day.
Annette N wrote: Thank you - you have made my day.
Lesley wrote: Your story, makes me want to work harder to include children of abilities in activities i am organizing. It is easy to plan things for a group of children without taking the time to consider what can be done to help each child get the most out of the day. I think if we saw the impact that small acts of kindness made on individual children we would take more time. Thanks for sharing your son's story with me.
dandeliongirl wrote: love this story. thank you for sharing it with us.
michelelpurce wrote: Wonderful wonderful story! 😊
John74 wrote: Excellent!! Thank you for sharing that story with us!! There is good in the world. :-)
leoladyc728 wrote: wonderful story
Mish wrote: Spot on 👍

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