Monthly Archives: January 2011

You mean the world to…

… the man whose wallet you found and returned with all the contents intact.  He was thankful, not only because the cash was still there, but because the wallet was a gift given to him by his son before leaving … Continue reading

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You mean the world to…

… to the person who is the center of a spiteful gossip, because instead spreading lies, you pressed your lips tightly together and ignored the mean spirit underlying the words.  Yes, your friend is grateful to you for not feeding … Continue reading

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You mean the world to…

… the teenager you helped instead of laughing at his clumsiness, the one who dropped all of his books in the bus in front of you.  He may have a secret you know nothing about – a father who drinks … Continue reading

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You mean the world to…

… the cashier you smiled at, the one who was being yelled at by a customer at the convenience store because she gave him incorrect change for the six-pack of beer he had just purchased.  She didn’t smile back at … Continue reading

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You mean the world to…

… the woman you held the elevator for.  She could have been running to an after school conference with her child’s teacher, or rushing to help a friend stranded on the side of the street with a flat tire, or … Continue reading

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You mean the world to…

… the person you gave a few dollar bills to.  Maybe it’s a boy standing outside the grocery store, collecting money for his school soccer team’s trip to the state championship game, or a group of friends gathering funds to … Continue reading

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You mean the world to…

… the friend who needed your shoulder to cry on.  Because of a broken heart from a boyfriend who stopped loving, or because their grandmother is losing all her memories to dementia, or because he can no longer play on … Continue reading

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