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You're right Sylvia, this is a tearjerker. It even made me shed a tear, and
There is a real lesson here.

>Ya'll know I'm a sucker for these tear-jerkers...get out the kleenix
>love, sylvia

>>STOP.....Before you delete this, read it.  I know that it is a little
>>long.....but so worth it!
>>This was very touching... I thought I'd share...
>>I am a mother of three (ages 14, 12, 3) and have recent completed my
>>college degree. The last class I had to take was Sociology. The teacher
>>was absolutely inspiring with the qualities that I wish every human
>>being had been graced with. Her last project of the term was called
>>"Smile."  The class was asked to go out and smile at three people and
>>document their reaction.  I am a very friendly person and always smile
>>at everyone and say hello, I thought, this would be a piece
>>of cake literally.
>>Soon after we were assigned the project, my husband, youngest son, and
>>I went out to McDonalds, one crisp March morning. It was just our way
>>sharing special playtime with our son. We were standing in line,
>>waiting to be served, when all of a sudden everyone around us began to
>>back away, and then even my husband did.  I did not move an
>>overwhelming feeling of panic welled up inside of me as I turned to see
>>why they had moved. As I turned around I smelled a horrible  "dirty
>>body" smell...and there standing behind me were two poor homeless men.
>>As I looked down at the short gentleman, close to me, he was "smiling."
>>His beautiful sky blue eyes were full of God's Light as he searched for
>>acceptance. He said, "Good day" as he counted the few coins he had been
>>clutching. The second man fumbled
>>with his hands as he stood behind his friend. I realized the second man
>>was mentally deficient and the blue eyed gentleman was his salvation. I
>>held my I stood there with them. The young lady at the
>>counter asked him what they wanted.  He said, "Coffee is all, Miss"
>>because that was all they could afford; to sit in the restaurant and
>>warm up, they had to buy something...they just wanted to be warm. Then
>>really felt it...the compulsion was so great I almost reached out and
>>embraced the little man with the blue eyes.  That is when I noticed all
>>eyes in the restaurant were set on me...  judging my every action. I
>>smiled and asked the young lady behind the counter to give me two more
>>breakfast meals on a separate tray. I then walked around the corner to
>>the table that the men had chosen as a resting spot. I put the tray on
>>the table and laid my hand on the blue eyed gentleman's cold hand. He
>>looked up at me, with tears in his eyes, and said,  "Thank you." I
>>leaned over, began to pat his hand and said, "I did not do this for
>>you...God is here working through me to give you hope." I started to
>>as I walked away to join my husband and son. When I sat down my husband
>>smiled at me and said, "That is why God gave you to me, honey, to give
>>me hope."  We held hands for a moment and at that time we knew that
>>because of the Grace that we had been given that we were able to live.
>>We are not churchgoers but we are believers. That day showed me the
>>Light of God's sweet love. I returned to college, on the last evening
>>class, with this story in hand. I turned in "my project" and the
>>instructor read it... Then she looked up at me and said, "Can I share
>>this?"  I slowly nodded as she got the attention of the class.  She
>>began to read and that is when I knew that we, as human beings and
>>part of God, share this need to heal people and be healed. In my own
>>I had touched the people at McDonald's, my husband, son, instructor,
>>every soul that shared the classroom on the last night I spent as a
>>college student. I graduated with one of the biggest lessons I would
>>ever learn...UNCONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE. Much love and compassion to each
>>and every person who may read this; learn
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