過路人
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今天

2009/05/16 22:38:57 網誌分類: 屬靈的生命
16 May

今天打開貓箱,看到一封轉貼的電郵。其實,很久以前已看過 ...

One day, when I was a freshman in high school,

I saw a kid from my class walking home from school.

His name was Kyle.

It looked like he was carrying all of his books.

I thought to myself, 'Why would anyone bring home all his books on a Friday?

He must really be a nerd.'

I had quite a weekend planned (parties and a football game with my friends tomorrow afternoon), so I shrugged my shoulders and went on.

As I was walking, I saw a bunch of kids running toward him.

They ran at him, knocking all his books out of his arms and tripping him so he landed in the dirt.

His glasses went flying, and I saw them land in the grass about ten feet from him.

He looked up and I saw this terrible sadness in his eyes.

My heart went out to him. So, I jogged over to him as he crawled around looking for his glasses, and I saw a tear in his eye.

As I handed him his glasses, I said, 'Those guys are jerks. They really should get lives.'
He looked at me and said, 'Hey thanks!'

There was a big smile on his face. It was one of those smiles that showed real gratitude.

I helped him pick up his books, and asked him where he lived. As it turned out, he lived near me, so I asked him why I had never seen him before.

He said he had gone to private school before now.

I would have never hung out with a private school kid before.

We talked all the way home, and I carried some of his books. He turned out to be a pretty cool kid. I asked him if he wanted to play a little football with my friends

He said yes.

We hung out all weekend and the more I got to know Kyle, the more I liked him, and my friends thought the same of him.

Monday morning came, and there was Kyle with the huge stack of books again.

I stopped him and said, 'Boy, you are gonna really build some serious muscles with this pile of books everyday!
'He just laughed and handed me half the books.

Over the next four years, Kyle and I became best friends..

When we were seniors we began to think about college.
Kyle decided on
Georgetown
and I was going to Duke.
I knew that we would always be friends, that the miles would never be a problem.

He was going to be a doctor and I was going for business on a football scholarship.

Kyle was valedictorian of our class. I teased him all the time about being a nerd.

He had to prepare a speech for graduation. I was so glad it wasn't me having to get up there and speak .

Graduation day, I saw Kyle. He looked great. He was one of those guys that really found himself during high school. He filled out and actually looked good in glasses.
He had more dates than I had and all the girls loved him. Boy, sometimes I was jealous! Today was one of those days.

I could see that he was nervous about his speech. So, I smacked him on the back and said, 'Hey, big guy, you'll be great!'

He looked at me with one of those looks (the really grateful one) and smiled.

'Thanks,' he said.

As he started his speech, he cleared his throat, and began:
'Graduation is a time to thank those who helped you make it through those tough years. Your parents, your teachers, your siblings, maybe a coach...but mostly your friends...

I am here to tell all of you that being a friend to someone is the best gift you can give them. I am going to tell you a story.'

I just looked at my friend with disbelief as he told the story of the first day we met. He had planned to kill himself over the weekend. He talked of how he had cleaned out his locker so his Mom wouldn't have to do it later and was carrying his stuff home. He looked hard at me and gave me a little smile.

'Thankfully, I was saved. My friend saved me from doing the unspeakable.'

I heard the gasp go through the crowd as this handsome, popular boy told us all about his weakest moment. I saw his Mom and dad looking at me and smiling that same grateful smile.

Not until that moment did I realize it's depth.

Never underestimate the power of your actions. With one small gesture you can change a person's life. For better or for worse.

God puts us all in each others lives to impact one another in some way.

Look for God in others.

There is no beginning or end. Yesterday is history.

Tomorrow is a mystery.

Today is a gift.

 

感恩。

 

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k-i
k-i 2009/05/18 11:28:07 回覆

good night all

過路人
過路人 2009/05/18 09:49:41 回覆

各位早晨,

查字典. {#icon8}

亞K
亞K 2009/05/18 09:45:18 回覆

各位早晨,

篇文我唔係好明. {#icon24}

k-i
k-i 2009/05/17 22:46:29 回覆

珍重在今天

過路人
過路人 2009/05/17 22:45:29 回覆

今宵多珍重

k-i
k-i 2009/05/17 22:23:03 回覆

昨天

天佑平常心
天佑平常心 2009/05/17 22:00:12 回覆

罰抄  題目 一百次.

小肥安(轉身的時候)
小肥安(轉身的時候) 2009/05/17 21:55:48 回覆

點解我又唔明白??

我又要知!!!我好八嫁

過路人
過路人 2009/05/17 21:21:46 回覆

噢 ... 明白了,明白了。

天佑平常心
天佑平常心 2009/05/17 21:15:58 回覆

接龍  .....   今天   .....

過路人
過路人 2009/05/17 20:12:56 回覆

天佑

點解今天咁寂寞?

過路人
過路人 2009/05/17 20:12:14 回覆

Persie,

自己的一小步,卻正面改變了別人很多很多 ...

共勉之。

Persie
Persie 2009/05/17 13:45:09 回覆

第一次在此留言,先跟過sir andsir D friends say hello.

 

好多年前,在公司見到一位同事因工作原則問題的爭坳不開心。我路人甲沒加入戰團,只給她寫了張字條 “Be yourself. Be happy”。我們後來做了朋友。到今天,她仍keep著那張Post It,她說,在那一剎間,那張Post It impacted her。後來她離職,但我們到現在仍是好朋友。(其實都幾有難度,因她是超級曼迷,有時好難頂,而我是阿迷)。另一位朋友常希望自己可impact好多人,想拍一部好電影。其實我覺得我們每天都可能unintentionallyimpact左好多人;亦讓很多人impact了自己。這便是人生。

 

k-i
k-i 2009/05/17 01:03:24 回覆

立冬:我又要鼓勵 {#200812262310082020.gif}

過路人
過路人 2009/05/17 00:59:49 回覆

ki,

Thanks for your supporting.

過路人
過路人 2009/05/17 00:59:06 回覆

Frankie,

It's really touching.

Amen.

過路人
過路人 2009/05/17 00:58:35 回覆

立冬

你做了一件好事。

Amen.

走天路人
走天路人 2009/05/17 00:28:28 回覆

過路人,

The story is encouraging. We all need good friends to support each other.

Frankie

立 冬
立 冬 2009/05/17 00:14:49 回覆

記得幾年前我有次坐的士,和那位司機說了很多鼓勵他的話,下車時他說很多謝我,他說和我傾談之後,真係開心左好多,整個人像輕了。或許我當天的一番說話,也影響著他往後的生活。

k-i
k-i 2009/05/16 23:59:06 回覆

支持
感恩

過路人
過路人 2009/05/16 23:36:22 回覆

立冬

我們要常感恩。

立 冬
立 冬 2009/05/16 23:08:01 回覆

很感人的故事。沒料到這個相遇可以改變一個家庭的命運。我相信善有善報的。

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