One single situation that had changed you for good

Philippines
February 22, 2007 2:05pm CST
Just recently, I met a beggar with a baby inside the church. After I have knelt down and prayed, I sat back and looked at a beggar sitting beside me on the left. She was a mute and was carrying a baby of probably months old still. She smiled at me and I understood that she was asking for something to eat or money to have. And so, I gave her 20 pesos bill (less than a dollar if converted). Then she laid her baby on the seat right next to me. Afraid that it might fall down, I held the baby with my hands. When the beggar came back she held her baby back in her arms and handed me over a pair of chicos. It's a fruit that she probably have bought outside. That situation touched me and I was never expecting there are still people out there who have a kind heart and still generous of what they have, despite of their poverty. From that day on, I realized I must not be greedy and share even how little I have. Can you share with me your story?
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
24 Feb 07
My very dear friend is quite poor and has an enormity of burdens. Our of her 10 children, 3 (adults) have a progressive and debilitating disease so she is their primary care giver still (which includes feeding them, bathing them, changing them etc) of these 3 children 1 has 9 young children which my friend also takes care of in her home. One of these 9 grandchildren is confined to a wheelchair and has the mentality of an infant, she will never grow mentally. With all these trials my friend is still the most joy filled person I have ever met and gives to all she comes upon. She is the closest image to Our Blessed Mother that I have ever known on this earth, and the greatest example of living Catholicity.
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• Philippines
25 Feb 07
It's always wonderful to know that out in the crazy world that we live in, there are still people who are joyful and happy with what they are inspite of all the cruelty life has offered them. Those are people who probably see the wonderful and the brighter side of life.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
31 Mar 07
thank you for the best response award. I am sorry not more people replied to this discussion. I just love reading stories concerning this topic. Maybe we can bring this discussion back to the front page and someone new will see it and respond.