Receiving a Call From My Step-Son's Lost Cell Phone
--by wayfarer, posted Jan 7, 2010
As I sat down to dinner yesterday the phone rang.
It was a child's voice on the other end that I didn't recognise. He explained that they had found the phone he was calling me on. They had looked up "Home" in the contacts file and so they were phoning the number that turned out to be me. From their description I recognised my step-son's phone. He'd left it at the football pitch where he'd been playing.
I asked them to wait a few minutes, put my dinner in the oven, and headed over to the location they had given me.
When I arrived I saw a group of five children, aged about 7-9 years old. They came running over to meet me and were just charming and well-spoken kids.
They told me how and where they'd found the phone. They also told me some bigger kids had tried to take it but they hadn't let them.
I just couldn't get over how nice and helpful they were. Because we were near a shop I asked if they would like a sweet for a reward? They looked surprised by the offer. I had a few pound coins in my pocket so I gave them one each. And each and every one of them said thank you. They were just so cute, I told them I had another three pounds in coins - not enough to give them one each, but maybe they could share. "Oh, no!" they insisted. "We've got enough. You keep those."
As I left I heard them excitedly chatting about what sweets they could buy.
I think I'd made their day and I knew they had made mine!
When I got back home there was a programme on the television talking about some horrific crimes children had committed. It painted a terrible picture of today's youngsters.
I changed the channel. When it came to kids these days - I knew better!
Deepak chopra in his book "life after death" has said 'no soul contain evil,soul can't be inherently evil.
Underlying all human actions are the search for love and when people are driven to the evil action,the root cause is lack of love"
Wayfarer could also see thru media that some other kids are commiting horrified crimes. It is the lack of love these childrens have experienced at their early age,may be because of their no fault,but the circumstances,society & association where they are growing up.
Echart tolle has told "it is not iam trying to do good,but let me find out the goodness within me and allow to emerge and flow. " is the requirment of every humanbeing
To see their own child and other childrens are growing with love and compassion without having any evil touch in their soul.
I love the story, first time reader.