Cecilia's StoryAuthor: Catherine Pulsifer, © 2012
During the course of a lifetime, we all make mistakes. And, often we take for granted what we have thinking that either we deserve what we already have, or believing that we will never need anyone to help or assist us out from under difficult and challenging times.
Such was the case of Cecilia.
Cecilia, not her real name, had a great job, a nice house and everything she needed. She was, though, not a kind person for several reasons that became obvious once you got to know her.
The first thing that became obvious was her lack of compassion for others who were not as fortunate as she was. She would not help anyone, nor would she even begin to express any empathy for anyone's plight. Her view was that they were just plain lazy or that they were not deserving because they had personal problems.
But, then came the fateful day. Her husband got into financial difficulty, severe difficulty, to the point where he was forced to declare bankruptcy. Now, she found that she was the one who had nothing.
Now, the tables were drastically turned, and she was desperate for help. She also found out that her parents were unwilling to help her but, fortunately for her, his family was willing and able to help them through these difficult times despite the fact that she had shunned them and had excluded them from her life.
I wish I could give you a beautiful ending to this story of help but I sadly cannot. Even though Cecilia was assisted through challenging times, once over, she reverted to her true self.
But, this is not the main point of this story.
The real point is that we all need help somewhere along life's path whether we think we will or not. And, if you are the one giving and helping, just remember this: no matter what happens later, you will always be secure in the fact knowing that you have remained strong and true to assist those that need your help.
If you move through life helping, caring, forgiving, you will always have you're your own special fan club - it is those who love and respect you no matter if others you have helped may not. Never let others stop you from helping and caring.
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