Monday, August 15, 2016

Mark, the helping hand!

Is the title of today's Inspirational message

Mark was walking home from school one day
when he noticed the boy ahead of him had
tripped and dropped all of the books he was
carrying, along with two sweaters, a baseball
bat, a glove and a small tape recorder.
Mark knelt down and helped the boy pick up the
scattered articles. Since they were going the
same way, he helped to carry part of the
burden. As they walked Mark discovered the
boy’s name was Bill, that he loved video
games, baseball and history, and that he was
having lots of trouble with his other subjects
and that he had just broken up with his
They arrived at Bill’s home first and Mark was
invited in for a Coke and to watch some
television. The afternoon passed pleasantly with
a few laughs and some shared small talk, then
Mark went home. They continued to see each
other around school, had lunch together once
or twice, then both graduated from junior high
They ended up in the same high school where
they had brief contacts over the years. Finally
the long awaited senior year came and three
weeks before graduation, Bill asked Mark if they
could talk.
Bill reminded him of the day years ago when
they had first met. “Did you ever wonder why I
was carrying so many things home that day?”
asked Bill.
“You see, I cleaned out my locker because I
didn’t want to leave a mess for anyone else. I
had stored away some of my mothers sleeping
pills and I was going home to commit suicide.
But after we spent some time together talking
and laughing, I realized that if I had killed
myself, I would have missed that time and so
many others that might follow. So you see,
Mark, when you picked up those books that day,
you did a lot more, you saved my life.”

You may not know how the little helping hand you give will save a life just as Mark never knew Bill has preplanned to commit suicide. The world is full of Good people if you can't find one be one.
Author : John W. Schlatter (true story)

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