A Wonderful, Touching Story

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"A Simple Gesture"
Mark was walking home from school one day when he noticed the boy ahead of him had tripped and dropped all of the books he was carrying, along with two sweaters, a baseball bat, a glove and a small tape recorder. Mark knelt down and helped the boy pick up the scattered articles. Since they were going the same way, he helped to carry part of the burden.


As they walked Mark discovered the boy’s name was Bill, that he loved video games, baseball and history, and that he was having lots of trouble with his other subjects and that he had just broken up with his girlfriend. They arrived at Bill’s home first and Mark was invited in for a Coke and to watch some television. The afternoon passed pleasantly with a few laughs and some shared small talk, then Mark went home.

They continued to see each other around school, had lunch together once or twice, then both graduated from junior high school. They ended up in the same high school where they had brief contacts over the years. Finally the long awaited senior year came and three weeks before graduation, Bill asked Mark if they could talk.


Bill reminded him of the day years ago when they had first met. “Did you ever wonder why I was carrying so many things home that day?” asked Bill. “You see, I cleaned out my locker because I didn’t want to leave a mess for anyone else. I had stored away some of my mothers sleeping pills and I was going home to commit suicide. But after we spent some time together talking and laughing, I realized that if I had killed myself, I would have missed that time and so many others that might follow. So you see, Mark, when you picked up those books that day, you did a lot more, you saved my life.”


-John W. Schlatter (true story)
#story #touching #wonderful
  • Profile picture of the author joebel
    This is really a nice story. I realized that God always make a way for us to change our lives and continue living. Help is always there, all we need is acknowledge that help.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nigel Greaves
    Thanks for sharing the story Jonathan. It's a great truism that none of us know the real burden that others may be carrying.

    Nigel
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    • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
      Originally Posted by Nigel Greaves View Post

      Thanks for sharing the story Jonathan. It's a great truism that none of us know the real burden that others may be carrying.

      Nigel
      True.

      And we never know what a kind act will mean to people. That lady you carried her shopping for or the young disabled boy you smiled at could make their day.
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      "Each problem has hidden in it an opportunity so powerful that it literally dwarfs the problem. The greatest success stories were created by people who recognized a problem and turned it into an opportunity."―Joseph Sugarman
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  • Profile picture of the author GlobalMedia
    It's really a touching and practical story. It's a fact that a sweet smile, a little help here and there can make an individual happy.
    Thanks for sharing it with us.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
      Originally Posted by GlobalMedia View Post

      It's really a touching and practical story. It's a fact that a sweet smile, a little help here and there can make an individual happy.
      Thanks for sharing it with us.
      Welcome. :-)
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      "Each problem has hidden in it an opportunity so powerful that it literally dwarfs the problem. The greatest success stories were created by people who recognized a problem and turned it into an opportunity."―Joseph Sugarman
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  • Profile picture of the author signity
    Really life is so beautiful & we should respect it.
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  • Profile picture of the author JustinDupre
    What a beautiful story.. very touching indeed. Just little thing in life we should never take for granted..
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  • Profile picture of the author kate reber
    Wow!! It's a beautiful story, it touched my heart..
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  • Profile picture of the author Clara H
    Beautiful story, it brought tears to my eyes, heh. The most simple of gestures to a stranger or friend can make their day, or even mean the world to them. And knowing I've made someone smile makes my day too!
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    • Profile picture of the author JPSimplySites
      This is such a beautiful story of kindness. I hope to always remember that random acts of kindness can go a long, long way and that I can perform deeds of kindness all day long. It isn't very hard if our heart is for others' well being as much as it is for ours... "Do unto others as you would like them to do unto you"
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  • Profile picture of the author herculesx
    its one of beautifull stories ever,, and i think you really nice..
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    • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
      Hey Everyone.

      Here's another (true) and inspiring story, this time told by copywriter Gary Bencivenga.

      Marketing Bullets | Bullet #11
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      "Each problem has hidden in it an opportunity so powerful that it literally dwarfs the problem. The greatest success stories were created by people who recognized a problem and turned it into an opportunity."―Joseph Sugarman
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  • Profile picture of the author brittanywalsh
    A very beautiful story very interesting, please teach me to how make story like this.
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  • Profile picture of the author Preeti
    Beautiful story...it's funny, we sometimes underestimate our own power to help others, if it's just allowing them to see the beauty in themselves..we may not know or understand how deeply we effect/inspire/teach others through our actions and words..that's why I think it's so important to be positive and spread that to others...
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  • Profile picture of the author rmolina88
    Great story! It's amazing how far a little kindness can go.
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  • Profile picture of the author JD Ways
    GREAT story with a valuable lesson!! Thanks for sharing!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Evocess
    What a touching story. I just want to share that everything happens for a reason.
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  • Profile picture of the author eguinan
    Beautiful. Thank you for sharing!
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  • Profile picture of the author Angel Warrior
    Really touching story.
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  • Profile picture of the author therenegadeleader
    Inspiring story! Thanks for the share.
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  • Profile picture of the author hireava
    A very touching story indeed. With just a simple gesture of someone or anyone, will give a great impact to a person's life.
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  • Profile picture of the author khaiez
    inspiring stories.sometimes we forgot how lucky we are among the others..
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  • Profile picture of the author richardthomas
    its really a great story ...
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