The air is vibrating with a thousand voices. The coffee house we share has been buzzing. One thought, one voice shouts above the rest and we all listen, enthralled by the message. It is not one of anger, nor of hate. It is a voice of hope – the hope that we can all make a difference in a world filled with voilence, abuse, hatred and a lack of compassion.
Voices from around the world sing together, sharing words that uplift instead of demean, stories that inspire others to give compassion and kindness. Yes, it is an exciting place to be in our little coffee shop.
My story is about a woman that I have known for a few years now. She has two little boys and a chocolate Labrador called Cocoa. That would be enough for anyone to be happy, but no, not her. She has dedicated her life and family to helping foster children from around the borough, giving them a safe, loving home to call their own for as long as they require one. Her deeds are indeed selfless because she never calls attention to herself or claims glory for her kindness. Instead she volunteers her extra time at a homeless shelter two days a week. I am in awe of her. She is my inspiration to get off my butt and do more for others. Her compassion and love for children is outstanding and her bubbly personality brings a smile to everyone’s face. She is my story of compassion today.
As I sit with you enjoying my coffee, I hope my story brings a smile to your face because the thought of this lovely lady certainly brings a smile to mine!