Having completed my 365 day challenge to post a tip, organisation, cause, issue or inspiration every day for 1 whole year (2012-2013) to help each of us to figure out how we can make a difference to the world we live in, I decided to continue posting!
I am now volunteering in Los Angeles and working with victims of human trafficking.
Stay tuned for more on that and I hope you will be inspired to start where you are and use what you have to bring on world change!
Tuesday, 23 July 2013
Don't Drink and Drive! Inspiring / Touching Story
I read this on facebook today and was so touched that I had to share it!
I was walking around in a
Big Bazaar store shopping, when I saw a Cashier talking to a boy couldn't have
been more than 5 or 6 years old..
The Cashier said, 'I'm
sorry, but you don't have enough money to buy this doll. Then the little boy
turned to the cashier and asked: are you sure I don't have enough money?''
The cashier counted his
cash once again and replied: ''You know that you don't have enough money to buy
the doll, my dear.'' The little boy was still holding the doll in his hand.
Finally, I walked toward
him and I asked him who he wished to give this doll to. 'It's the doll that my
sister loved most and wanted so much . I wanted to Gift her for her BIRTHDAY.
I have to give the doll to
my mommy so that she can give it to my sister when she goes there.' His eyes
were so sad while saying this. 'My Sister has gone to be with God.. Daddy says
that Mommy is going to see God very soon too, so I thought that she could take
the doll with her to give it to my sister...''
My heart nearly stopped.
The little boy looked up at me and said: 'I told daddy to tell mommy not to go
yet. I need her to wait until I come back from the mall.' Then he showed me a
very nice photo of him where he was laughing. He then told me 'I want mommy to
take my picture with her so my sister won't forget me.' 'I love my mommy and I
wish she doesn't have to leave me, but daddy says that she has to go to be with
my little sister.' Then he looked again at the doll with sad eyes, very
I quickly reached for my
wallet and said to the boy. 'Suppose we check again, just in case you do have
enough money for the doll?''
'OK' he said, 'I hope I do
have enough.' I added some of my money to his with out him seeing and we
started to count it. There was enough for the doll and even some spare money.
The little boy said: 'Thank
you God for giving me enough money!'
Then he looked at me and
added, 'I asked last night before I went to sleep for God to make sure I had
enough money to buy this doll, so that mommy could give It to my sister. He
heard me!'' 'I also wanted to have enough money to buy a white rose for my
mommy, but I didn't dare to ask God for too much. But He gave me enough to buy
the doll and a white rose. My mommy loves white roses.'
I finished my shopping in a
totally different state from when I started. I couldn't get the little boy out
of my mind.
Then I remembered a local
news paper article two days ago, which mentioned a drunk man in a truck, who
hit a car occupied by a young woman and a little girl. The little girl died
right away, and the mother was left in a critical state. The family had to decide
whether to pull the plug on the life-sustaining machine, because the young
woman would not be able to recover from the coma. Was this the family of the
Two days after this
encounter with the little boy, I read in the news paper that the young woman
had passed away.. I couldn't stop myself as I bought a bunch of white roses and
I went to the funeral home where the body of the young woman was exposed for
people to see and make last wishes before her burial.
She was there, in her
coffin, holding a beautiful white rose in her hand with the photo of the little
boy and the doll placed over her chest. I left the place, teary-eyed, feeling
that my life had been changed for ever...
The love that the little
boy had for his mother and his sister is still, to this day, hard to imagine.
And in a fraction of a second, a drunk driver had taken all this away from him.