We should be happy and feel blessed when we find ourselves in the position to help someone because God is answering that person's prayer through us. Our purpose on earth is not to get lost in the dark but to be a light to others, so that they may find way through us.

The greatest gift we can give to a special someone is your time. It’s like we are giving the portion of our life that we can never get back. People were created to be loved, things were  created to be used. The reason why the world is in chaos, is because things are being loved while people are being used.

The willingness to listen, the patience to understand, the strength to support, the heart to care and just to be there is commendable and beyond compare!

Here's a spontaneous and admirable act of kindness displayed by a soldier beyond the call of duty.

A nurse took the tired, anxious serviceman to the bedside. “Your son is here,” she said to the old man. She had to repeat the words several times before the patient’s eyes opened.

Heavily sedated because of the pain of his heart attack, he dimly saw the young uniformed Marine standing outside the oxygen tent. 

He reached out his hand. The Marine wrapped his toughened fingers around the old man’s limp ones, squeezing a message of love and encouragement.

The nurse brought a chair so that the Marine could sit beside the bed. All through the night the young Marine sat there in the poorly lighted ward, holding the old man’s hand and offering him words of love and strength. 

Occasionally, the nurse suggested that the Marine move away and rest awhile. He refused. 

Whenever the nurse came into the ward, the Marine was unmindful of her and of the night noises of the hospital – the clanking of the oxygen tank, the laughter of the night staff members exchanging greetings, the cries and moans of the other patients.

Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless, the giver.

Now and then she heard him say a few gentle words. The dying man said nothing, only held tightly to his son all through the night.

Along towards dawn, the old man died. The Marine released the now lifeless hand he had been holding and went to tell the nurse. 

While she did what she had to do, he waited. Finally, she returned. She started to offer words of sympathy, but the Marine interrupted her.

“Who was that man?” he asked. The nurse was startled, “He was your father,” she answered.

“No, he wasn’t,” the Marine replied. “I never saw him before in my life.”

“Then why didn’t you say something when I took you to him?” “I knew right away there had been a mistake, but I also knew he needed his son, and his son just wasn’t here. When I realized that he was too sick to tell whether or not I was his son, knowing how much he needed me, I stayed."

"I came here tonight to find a Mr. William Grey.  His son was killed in Iraq today, and I was sent to inform him. What was this gentleman's Name?"

The nurse with tears in her eyes answered, Mr. William Grey....

The next time someone needs you ... be there for that person. Stay and you'll be glad you did. We are not human beings going through a temporary spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings going through a temporary human experience. 

The most unselfish act we can ever do is paying forward all the kindness the we have received even to someone we do not know. That's how we let our light shine before men, so that they will see our good works.

By Tim Pedrosa 

Scatter seeds of kindness everywhere you go; scatter bits of courtesy and watch them grow and grow. Gather buds of friendship and keep them till full-blown. You will find more happiness than you have ever known.-Unknown

Tim