Stories of Kindness from Around the World

O, For Those Who Volunteer!

--by Bibirose, posted May 16, 2007

When I was 16 years old I was in an instution and my future looked bleak.  Very bleak.

O for those who volunteer their time, like a lady who befriended me back then. She got permission for me to go out with her to a picnic.  Boy, was I excited!  That day I met her 2 sons & fell in love with both of them on the same day!

This lady kept seeing something worthwhile and never gave up on me.  She kept praying for me, and O, there's power in prayer.  Today, my life and future are brighter than the noonday sun!

I hold a thankful heart today for that lady who volunteered.

That was 43 years ago and we are still close friends today! One act of loving patient kindness has not only touched and inspired my life but many others.

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Readers Comments

xdoctor wrote: :) Many bravo's to u :)))))) God bless u and ur friend :)))))) Keep Happy :)))))))
arse wrote: May God bless your friend and you and the whole family. It's not easy to find someone like your friend and you. Thanks a lot...
brighteyes wrote: Bibirose....I love a happy ending!

Your volunteer is my Kindness Hero of the day today!

I am so glad she entered your life and is there even 43 yrs later.

Thanks for sharing your inspiring story...mentoring and befriending others is so very important....

Like seeds we all need, the sun, the rain, the air and encouragement and love to grow.

Smiles from Brighteyes ;)
lovebug wrote: 43,thats the age of my oldest son, he also was gifted with kind and generous souls who took my place when I was not availabe and I thank God for providing those kind and generous souls
astrocrazy2005 wrote: dis is such a nice story:)
lots of love...
aogrn wrote: Bravo for her and for you. You made a family..
afriendlysmile wrote: Hi Bibirose

It is amazing how an act of kindness can have such a long time effect on a persons life.

Thank you for sharing your story.

Afriendlysmile :)
Khosto wrote: Hi Bibirose
This confirm my everyday statement I usually use "a kind heart touches every portion of a life in a particular way regardless of the status of it"

Thank you for sharing this wonderful story

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