Stories of Kindness from Around the World

Love Endures All

--by jennieG, posted Mar 30, 2010

When one of my colleagues was diagnosed with cancer, he decided to take a leave of absence.  He decided to take leave not only because he was undergoing treatment, but also because his wife was going through treatment for a brain tumor.  Given that they were both in bad shape, he decided to take the leave so that they could enjoy each other's company while they still had the chance.

Before he went on his leave, he purposely came to his office after hours to gather his personal belongings - just in case.   At the office, we all felt very bad but didn't know how to keep in touch with him and his family without bothering them.  

So here is what I did: I bought cards with envelopes and distributed them to all the people in our group.  Then I sent an email to everyone encouraging my colleagues to write something, anything, for our friend.  I then collected all the closed envelopes and put them in a beautiful box with a beautiful inscription that read: "Love endures all" ... and mailed it to his house. 

He was very touched by the gesture and sent us all an email telling us that they were doing relatively well and were having a great time reading each card over and over.

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Readers Comments

Zevelina wrote: Very thoughtful, you show there is allways a way, one should just think with his heart*
sethi wrote: Thank you for being the cause in the matter.
rano wrote: What a wonderful gesture,that is called concerned friendship
kaviraj wrote: We carve to be loved but seldom give it to some one unconditionally. Wish the world had more such friendly people with compassionate heart to help others in distress.

Love is a great healer. So let us not miss an opportunity to extend our loving care to one who is suffering from any type of ailment.

Sweet words cost nothing but give every thing to whom they are expressed
Jayne wrote: We all have the opportunity to touch each others lives in such incredible ways even by doing something "little" which actually is really "huge. "
cabbage wrote: That is such a great idea--thank you.
arindamb1234 wrote: Its true that even good people exist on this earth. Any act of compassion any expression of love can do wonders. The letters sent were messages of true love that has tremendous strength. We crave to be loved but seldom give it to someone so unconditonally. Wish the world generate more such affiable people whose hearts bleed at others misery.

Arindam banerjee
yarkiden wrote: At times, we are extremely prudent to cross boundaries. An in a such situation we face a dilemma. You found the way to be prudent enough not to bother them. An yet you touched the essence of their lives. Thank you for being so gentle and kind in entering in their hearts and remaining there. May God's healing power touch them
katlampi wrote: That is very sweet of you to take the initiative and organize a personalized act of kindness! This is a great way to let him know that you all are thinking of and supporting him. Having seen a few relatives of mine and their experiences with cancer, I can almost guarantee you that he will pull out those notes and feel less alone, even as he is going through a private solitary struggle. Thank you for this wonderful idea! Way to take charge!
harry wrote: thanks for sharing it with us. they are blessed to have such friends

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