Dying Man’s Daily Journal – The blessings of giving


I was walking around in a Target store, whe
I was poking around in the blog yesterday and saw I have 134 saved draft posts. Decided to go back in and check out to see my thoughts back then.
This is a draft post from back in July/08. I don’t know where I gotten this from and I have no idea if it is a true story. I don’t care if it is true or not. For me what is important is the message it delivers. Plus, it brought a tear to my eye and I don’t want to cry alone

n I saw a Cashier hand this little boy some money
back.

The 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 old woman next to him: ”Granny,
are you sure I don’t have enough money?”

The old lady replied: ”You know that you don’t have enough money to buy this doll, my dear.”

Then she asked him to stay there for just 5 minutes while she went to look around. She left
quickly.

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 an d wanted so much for Christmas.

She was sure that Santa Claus would bring it to her.’

I replied to him that maybe Santa Claus would bring it to her after all, and not to worry.

But he replied to me sadly. ‘No, Santa Claus can’t bring it to her where she is now. 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 himself. He was laughing. He then told me ‘I want mommy to take my picture with her so she won’t forget me.’

‘I love my mommy and I wish she didn’t have to leave m e, 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 quietly.

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 without 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.’

A few minutes later, the old lady returned and I left with my basket.

I finished my shopping in a totally different state of mind 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 little boy?

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 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.

Now you have 2 choices:

1) Send this
message to others, or

2) Ignore it as if it never touched your heart.

The quote of the month is by Jay Leno: ‘With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one end to another, and with the threat of bird flu and terrorist attacks, ‘Are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?’

For those who prefer to think that God is not watching over us.. go ahead and delete this. For the rest of us… pass this on.

The value of a man or woman resides in what he or she gives, not in what they are capable of receiving

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6 Responses to Dying Man’s Daily Journal – The blessings of giving

  1. Reblogged this on Jo Robinson.

    Thank you for sharing this. It is such a beautiful story of Two wonderful acts of love. I don’t know if it is a true story or not but to me that doesn’t matter. The loving message is what matters
    Nice to hear from you.
    Bill

  2. gillswriting says:

    Beautiful, thanks for sharing this with us all. xxx

    Thank you
    Bill

  3. olganm says:

    Now I’m crying too. Beautiful story nonetheless.

    Hello and welcome to the blog. I don’t know if it is a true story but felt it was just to beautiful not to share. We just never know how profound can be the affect of even the smallest kindness. Hope to hear from you again.
    Bill

  4. You did not cry alone. I can hardly see to type this response. I cannot not reblog this.

  5. Reblogged this on chrllrobb and commented:
    I have to reblog this. I can hardly see to type, but I got it done. God is watching and waiting for us to ask for miracles and He will answer. One way or another He will answer. May God bless you all in this Christmas season.

    Stay Safe and God Bless!

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