He or she who holds your hand

@tjades (3592)
Jamaica
December 7, 2010 6:41pm CST
I just saw a bit of news item where a young man was pinned down in his car which was hit by another car. The other driver died but what got my attention was one of the rescuers holding on to the hand of the trapped young man and he seemed to be talking to victim assuring him while the firemen cut the vehicle to free him. It struck me just how much we are fragile and reliant upon each other for support no matter what we think. At that moment the man holding the young man's hand would be his best friend, his hope, his connection to life. I know that is how I would feel had I been in his shoes. Have you ever been in a situation where a total stranger became your best friend, your source of hope your connection to life? I have heard of cases where a trusted dog became that source of hope. I would like to hear any stories you may have to share.
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
8 Dec 10
I think of random people I have known in my life whom I wasn't really close to - but who were there for me when I fell apart completely or helped me at some critical juncture that I always remember. Emergencies or tragedies people share with you somehow brand them permanently part of your memory and experience to the point where you never forget them even if you can't even quote 10 things about them. What matters is not the surface things, but that you were connected at the heart somehow for that moment you both needed.
@tjades (3592)
• Jamaica
9 Dec 10
"What matters is not the surface things, but that you were connected at the heart somehow for that moment you both needed.[i][/i]" I love that. We do afterall need each other. We just never know where, when or how this need and support will enter our lives. Thanks for sharing mommyboo
8 Dec 10
hi tjades, Yes I met a person who is stranger at first but we become friends, she's my patient a long time ago, I always comfort her and give the best care that I could give and treat her as part of my family, because that patient gives hope to me that life is still meaningful and beautiful despite in all the trials and challenges in life, she's the person that has a strong will to live despite on her condition.. Each one of us can give hope, support, care and love to other people just by giving the best that we could and be ourselves because we can be the source of hope to other people.
@tjades (3592)
• Jamaica
9 Dec 10
You know that always amazes me. People who are in pain and in need of help who seem to be the ones offering the strong and healthier people around them laughter and hope. They really do amaze me. That is so nice. Its not always the sick who is in need of true attendance is it? Amazing
@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
8 Dec 10
when i was a kid-around 5 to 6 years old my mom and i had encountered a road accident.my mom and i have several legs and arms injuries.since no one can bring us to the hospital, there was a very kind and gentle husband and wife who willing to help us and they even sent us to the hospital. i still remember the wife giving me a glass of water while i was crying and help my mom to stopped me from crying.it's hurt anyway.they were totally stranger but have a very kind heart to help others.even if i never met them again but i thanked them a lot for their kindness.
@tjades (3592)
• Jamaica
9 Dec 10
And so it is that many times we never meet that angel again. It is heartening to know that these angels are still among us. Thanks for sharing your experience Hanum.
• United States
8 Dec 10
I reached out for a hand to hold and help me through my situation, So many people who claim to be professionals proved to be strangers, they withheld help. I came to MyLot and met a lot of strangers that held out a hand of friendship :) Where did I find a hand to hold?
@tjades (3592)
• Jamaica
9 Dec 10
That is so true. Mylot certainly has its fair share of Angels of Mercy. Go Mylot.