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Helping to cry

Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once told of a contest 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 crying, the little boy went into the old gentleman’s yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there.

When his mother asked him what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said, “Nothing, I just helped him cry.”


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24 thoughts on “Helping to cry

  1. Wonderful
    Thank you

  2. Thank you for this. You helped me cry.

  3. Sometimes the most simple things are the best things. God bless you and your beautiful family.

  4. That is beautiful! Ah yes….’Let the little children come unto me’. The pure and simple love of a child….amazing!

  5. Sometimes it’s all we need…

  6. In the midst of your own incredible story, we have an opportunity to just sit with you and your children.
    Far better than offering words of explanation, as Job’s “friends” attempted.
    Just sit together, even two or three, in the Name also. And then the Comforter.
    As you already know.
    Thanks for the reminder. And blessings.

    • Thank you for the connection and also many thanks for the blessings. My life and that of my children and my aged parents is a testimony of God’s faithfulness. Even when there was nothing left in the house, God showed us that it was the little things in life that counts. Be assured that He is faithful and so worthy of our trust! Blessings!

  7. From the mouths of babes comes the sweetest truths

  8. dianne on said:

    little kids are brilliant and very caring in such a gentle way. I have two little grandson’s and they never seize to amaze me

  9. What a perfect story. I hope that we, as adults, can find the gentleness and compassion of that child.

  10. What a story, am about to cry….in a good way, thank you for this beautiful post.

  11. May we never grow too old and cynical to realize that the spirit of that child lives in each and every one of us if we can only let it come to the surface.

  12. This post is just beautiful, true and a simple message – thanks for the post.

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