“Never underestimate the difference you can make in the lives of others. Step forward, reach out and help. We can make a big difference by just reaching out to someone who might need a lift.” – Unknown, http://epicvictories.com
We can all reach out and make an impact in this world…it is all up to us individually.
Here is a story about an unknown stranger who saved the life of a college student in Ireland.
Posted: June, 2006 – Username: Jeebus
Re: Thank you to the person who helped me last night!
“Last night I was returning home from University in Cork to my parents house in Limerick.
I was getting on the bus to see my family for the weekend . My feet touched the ground and I took a few steps out into the city to see if anyone from my family was there to pick me up. They weren’t so I turned around to go back inside, taking my phone out to call one of them and see where they were.
At this time a man appeared behind me, grabbed my phone from behind and as I turned around, pulled out a knife and threatened to stab me if I came any closer.
Luckily for me, there was a really nice guy just a few steps away , and, without a thought for his own health or well-being, he immediately got involved saying something like “What’s going on here then?”.
At this, the scumbag wielding the knife muttered some obscenities and told him to “mind his own business”.
The guy immediately responded with “Look, I just want to see you do the right thing here – give him back the phone and be on your way”. The scumbag responded violently to this, waving his knife around threateningly.
The guy then whispered to me “Look just keep him here for a minute and I’ll get security.” The scumbag heard this, and immediately changed his tune, allowing me to grab my phone from his smutty paw and swiftly make my departure.
In my haste to get away, and with all the adrenaline and feeling my heart beating in my chest, I never properly thanked the brave gentleman who helped me in this attack. So, to the man who was outside Limerick Train/Bus station at about 6pm yesterday, who said he was “used to dealing with stuff like this” I really do want to say thank you – I don’t know whether I would be in hospital, robbed, or worse, had it not been for your help, so thank you from the bottom of my heart.
It just goes to show there are some really kind and brave people left in the world!”
—> Moments to ponder: Do you have someone special to thank for making a difference in your world?