Who is the most unselfish person that you know?

@rocketj1 (6957)
United States
December 1, 2008 1:28pm CST
There is a wonderful widow named Pat who goes to my church that just recently retired. She could be selfishly spending all her time treating herself to all the wonderful retirement dreams that she has had. No one would expect her to be doing the things she is doing, except , of course those who know her well. She has opened her home up to a woman that she only recently met. The woman has gone through a terrible divorce from an extremely abusive man. She has allowed this woman to live with her until she is on her feet again. She has also taken under her wing a woman who is suffering from severe depression. She takes this woman out for lunch and calls frequently to check on her. She also volunteers in a myriad of ways which are too many to mention. She does all of this with a beautiful smile on her face and a song in her heart. She is one of the most unselfish people that I know. She is truly an example of reaching out to others in Christian love. Who is the most unselfish person that you know? Tell me about them. How have they influenced you?
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• Philippines
2 Dec 08
when i read you post there was only one person that i know of that is very unselfish and that would be my dad. my dad had suffered a lot just to finished school and work hard for it. when he graduated from college he looked for work though the salary is not quite hight but he never fail to help and share all his blessing may it be no much. he even tends to give the food that he is about to eat to any of his siblings just to make sure they don't get hungry. you would never hear from him that he detest those who comes over the house to ask for help he willingly gives. i have been a living testimony of all the selfless deed that my dad did for his mom and siblings and this has influence me a lot to share my blessing to others for i will be bless more. great topic.
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@rocketj1 (6957)
• United States
3 Dec 08
How blessed you are to have such a father! Thanks:)
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• Philippines
3 Dec 08
indeed i am very blessed. have a great day and happy mylotting!!!
• India
1 Dec 08
wow! my best friend n the most unselfish person i knw is mez and i miss her cuz she moved to australia to stydy
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@rocketj1 (6957)
• United States
1 Dec 08
First of all, Love the avatar! I can relate to your response. My best friend moved away 3 years ago and it was very sad for me! She has recently moved back to the area and I am so excited! I hope that happens for you too! Thanks:)
• India
1 Dec 08
:d
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@shonali (1288)
• India
2 Dec 08
the most unselfish person i know is my own boyfriend.... and maybe thats why i love him so much..... he doesn everything for me the way i want it without any compromise.... at any point of time i ask him for anything and he will try his level best to get it done for me.... without thinking of his own condition or limitations..... he sure ahs influenced my life and i think its cos of him that i have come down on my own selfishness !!
@rocketj1 (6957)
• United States
3 Dec 08
He seems to really love you and loves taking care of you! You are blessed! Thanks:)
@sunita64 (6474)
• India
2 Dec 08
My father was the most unselfish person I knew, it was not that he was my father that I am saying so but actually I saw him helping so many people in life that really amazed me. Once he was very unwell, suddenly one of my friends called for help and immediately he forgot his illness and rushed to help my friends family which were in needs. Most of the times he used to give medicines free of cost and to some poor people he used to give money so that before taking the medicine they can eat some food. Hope one day I would become like him but it is really difficult to give your own comfort for the need of others.
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@rocketj1 (6957)
• United States
3 Dec 08
What a wonderful example of unselfishness you had! Thanks:)
@Daffodil20 (1754)
• India
2 Dec 08
Ofcourse me, who else !! lol. just kidding. For me It would be my mother.No doubt about that.
@rocketj1 (6957)
• United States
3 Dec 08
Thank you!
@armrd829 (74)
• Singapore
2 Dec 08
For me that person will be my mother. One particular thing that makes me admire her is she can treat other people like maids, coolies, and needy people living nearby our house with great generousity, even if she has to be mocked and frowned at by her mother-in-law and my father. I think i still have a long way to be like her. Thank you rocketj1.
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@rocketj1 (6957)
• United States
3 Dec 08
It's not always popular with others to be so unselfish! Thanks:)
@mikeysmom (2094)
• United States
2 Dec 08
that would have to be my mother. she gives of herself, her money and her time. she is always offering to help others especially her children and grandchildren. she still works full time at 70 years old and struggles with painful arthritis, yet she is always there to help others and i have learned by her example. i am teaching my son the same.
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@rocketj1 (6957)
• United States
3 Dec 08
A very inspirational lady! Thanks:)
• Mauritius
2 Dec 08
i know someone who is born in my country and stayed in for long time. but now his engaged in some good activities. he goes to madagascar very often and there he helps a lot of poor people. everytime he comes to my place he shows pictures of madagascar people showing in what state they are and kindly tell people to make donation. with those money he use them to build houses, well for water and an educational place. he goes from region to region in madagascar and trying to solve most of their problems. it's like if he gives his entire life for it. its only once a year he comes to his own country. i really admire him a lot.
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@rocketj1 (6957)
• United States
3 Dec 08
That is fantastic! Thank you:)
@becnh83 (806)
• Philippines
2 Dec 08
my auntie julie is the most unselfish person i've known, if she cant give any financial, she is emotionally supportive too....
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@rocketj1 (6957)
• United States
3 Dec 08
Thank you for telling us about your terrific auntie!
• Philippines
2 Dec 08
Truly people like that are so rare these days, long ago I can recall a man live next to our house, he is a Santa Clause kinda type to describe him - he loves giving something especially to he kids, we often get on his place and he has so many things in store for those who come and drop by, most often loves to give us candies and never forget to taught us good values and kids stories back then. He also was an animal lover and being gentle to them, I look up to him like a grandfather though he wasnt related to any of us, but with his big unselfish heart, he truly is one of a kind !
@rocketj1 (6957)
• United States
3 Dec 08
What a gentle soul! Thank you:)
@comfort55 (1574)
• India
2 Dec 08
My mother is the most unselfish women I have ever known. She looked after my uncle who had a polio attack and the way she had to take care of his treatments is unbelievable. He(uncle) was taken to another place for his treatment, mom had to leave 3 small kids with my grandmother and went along with him. I was very small at the time, but she(and of course my uncle also)had gone through harrowing experience. He had a major surgery and after that his back was to be lifted, keeping head anf lower portion down. My mother would keep his back on her lap to comply with the position doctor recommended for 10 to 12 hrs at a stretch. Whenever I hear this story, my hair stands . Can any other person do like this?
@rocketj1 (6957)
• United States
3 Dec 08
Now that is love and compassion! Wonderful! Thank you for telling your story here:)
@my125125 (822)
• Malaysia
2 Dec 08
I have a neighbor mr.lee, who like to help people, his is very nice and have a lot of friend. And my mother and father too, unselfish person that I meet, they teach you and help you and also help others too.
@rocketj1 (6957)
• United States
2 Dec 08
They sound like very good examples for you to follow! Thanks:)
@salonga (28078)
• Philippines
2 Dec 08
How kindhearted Pat is! Not all people can reach out the way she could. I admire her! I also have so many friends, Christian friends actually who are so unselfish and kindhearted like Pat. I would name one and her name is Liza. She's very kindhearted and perhaps this the reason why the Lord is blessing her all the more. She is a giver. In the church, she would give as much as she could. She remembers each birthday of all the church members and would make it a point to give a gift as a token of remembrance. She would give financial help to needy people in the church even without being asked to. She would extend her helping hand to all the ministries of the church and would get money from her own pocket to finance some ministries that lack finances. She is a truly kindhearted woman...a very good example to all.
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@rocketj1 (6957)
• United States
2 Dec 08
Some people are truly blessed with the gift of giving! Thanks:)
@Grandmaof2 (7604)
• Canada
1 Dec 08
I almost hate to answer this because I already know there are people here that think all I do is brag about my daughter, but I honestly have never said anything that wasn't true. Without the lord I would have nothing, that's right zip zero for this ol' gal. I was blessed with one child and she has been so good to me I could never list even half of the reasons. She knows my health is failing and gladly offers and even shows disappointment in me when I don't ask for help. It's not all about me and the shopping/banking or phone calls she makes to me, it the general way she conducts her life in the most unselfish manner. She's a great Mom to my two grandchildren, she's a good and patient wife and many times has gone out of her way to help someone she sees is struggling. When the school asks her to help do volunteer work, it doesn't matter what's up, her two kids go to the same school and she always answers, "Yes I'd love to help." So Yes it's OK to say I'm proud of the woman she became and I'm Thankful to the lord to have blessed me so richly. I could have never had a better child and saw no reason to try a second time.
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@rocketj1 (6957)
• United States
2 Dec 08
Ya did good, mom! Thanks for the great response:)
@DonnaLawson (4032)
• United States
1 Dec 08
I am not sure that I know many truly unselfish persons. I know a lot of people but most of them are so needy themselves, they can't find it in their hearts nor their pocketbooks to help others. I am not saying that in a mean way, it is just how life is at this time, many are having it so rough that they are having it hard enough just making ends meet.. Even in some of the churches that we go to, I don't see many unselfish persons. I do know one and he has helped many people, including us. He used to be our assistant pastor at the church that we are members of, but now has a church of his own. I go to his church now but haven't moved our membership yet as his church is about 30 miles away and we can't always get there. He is the most unselfish person that I have ever met and he never changes.. He gives of his time, energy and money, he has never met a stranger. He is one of the nicest people that we have ever known.. He has also been a friend to us for the last 30 years without ever changing..
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@rocketj1 (6957)
• United States
2 Dec 08
It's hard to be unselfish when we are worried about losing what little we have. Your pastor friend sounds like a wonderful person. You are blessed! Thanks:)
@luoke1 (377)
• China
1 Dec 08
My parents I guess...
@rocketj1 (6957)
• United States
1 Dec 08
In what ways are they unselfish?
@jesbellaine (4157)
• Philippines
1 Dec 08
My mother.. she is not selfish... she is loving and understanding.. wiling to give everything for her children. Love her so much!
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@rocketj1 (6957)
• United States
1 Dec 08
She sounds like a very loving person! You are very blessed! Thanks:)
@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
1 Dec 08
My mom took in a lot of people like that. She was very giving to people who needed it. She could be pretty selfish when it came to some things though.
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@rocketj1 (6957)
• United States
1 Dec 08
We all have our faults. It sounds like she was overall a good example then. Thnks:)
• United States
5 Jan 09
my wife is the most considerate person I have ever met! I love your blinking message, did you create it yourself, or find it somewhere?