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Hold A Piece Of the Pain: Lessons from My Daughter

Hold A Piece Of the Pain: Lessons from My Daughter

May 19, 2013-- "We were in the downtown area of our city when we drove past something I will never forget. Many homeless people were crowded around this broken-down truck. A man on the truck was holding up an orange saying 'Merry Christmas' and throwing out the orange for someone to catch. When I saw people pushing each other to get to the oranges, that made my heart drop. They were fighting for a piece of fruit. That is how little they had. Beside the truck, I saw an old man, maybe in his 60s. He was eating a sandwich with an orange and I thought to myself, "I want to help this man." I quickly hopped out of the car, gave him a gift and said, 'Merry Christmas, Sir.' Earlier, he seemed so gloomy, but as we drove off, I saw a smile. I felt so good!" When a nine-year old girl with an unusual gift for unconditional generosity shares this beautiful story, her mother is moved to write about the unexpected lessons she's learned from her child. (30991 reads)


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