Stories of Kindness from Around the World

A Phone Call Every Third Wednesday


--by swaamy, posted Dec 19, 2007
In my town in South Asia, every third Wednesday there is a electric shut down from 9AM to 6PM.

Even thought we all knew about it, many of us would forget and not make the adjustments necessary to pull on without a day of electricity.

Well, one of our neighbors had this habit -- he used to call everyone at 7AM to remind us about the power shut down so that we can get things done before the 9AM deadline.

How kind he has been, all these years!  Sometimes it is the simplest things in life that touch the soul.

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Aileen wrote: What a neat article. I had no ilkning.
Katalin wrote: See how important it is for all of us to know that we are "useful" to others. Let us help people remain useful by accepting their help.
amclevain wrote: that is a really great friend. if everyone was that kind the world would be a very different place.
katlampi wrote: Ohh! That is oh-so-sweet! Kudos to your neighbor! And I certainly do hate those power shutdowns!
lmil1954 wrote: That is a great friend. And he has a system...good for you! And it really is touching!
brighteyes wrote: I love that someone in your community is so thoughtful and reliable to remind you all....interesting about the electrical shutdown....except when I lived in CA in which we had scheduled time down--called a "Brown-out" vs unscheduled a "Black-out" I never heard of a town regularly shutting down.....
smoothsugardoll wrote: thank God for the good samaratins of the world thanks for sharing GOD BLESS
myfbil wrote: What a simple, kind act which I'm sure was so helpful to many people. Thank you for sharing and reminding us that it doesn't always take money or much time to help another.
treeflowerpuzzle wrote: That was very nice of him to think of others.
faithnut wrote: I love these stories they just restore and give faith in our kind neighbors,God bless them!

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