Thursday, August 25, 2005

Finding the most caring child

Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia was once in a contest where he was asked to judge. The purpose of the contest was to find the most caring child.

The winner was a four year old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife.

Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman's yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there.

When his Mother asked what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said, "Nothing, I just helped him cry"

Likewise, in this world sometime we just need to show compassion without words. And often that solves the most complex of the problems !!

Credit: Ottmar Liebert's Blog

One of my blog visitor, Tiel Aisha Ansari shared her wisdom: But notice, the boy did not say he _did_ nothing, he said he _said_ nothing to the neighbor. In my opinion, climbing into the old gentleman's lap and sitting with him counts as doing a lot. "Doing nothing" in this situation would have meant staying in his own yard and leaving the elderly gentleman to himself...
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