Thursday, February 7, 2013

Kindness - the path to happiness.

 There was an ordinary lonely Ukrainian woman.
It was winter... Once she brought out the garbage in the trash, and met there a bum. She threw a garbage bag and hurried to go home.
    A week passed. She worked, lived her own life and never even thought about that man. 
   He lived in a box from under the refrigerator near the garbage (and this was at the harsh Russian winter).
   On Saturday, they brought her a new kitchen table, but there was no one to throw out the old table. She decided to somehow push the table to the exit, and to ask the homeless man to attribute it to the trash. So she did.
   Homeless man came and grabbed a table in his arms and carried! She offered the money to him (as usual, for a bottle of vodka), but he has looked at her and said, shyly smiling : "Thank you, I do not drink...Can you give me hot tea with a slice of bread? Do not worry, I'll wait there, in the hallway, on the window sill." His eyes were so sad. 
   She prepared tea and a sandwich with butter and sausage, poured a bowl of hot borscht with sour cream and brought him ... and hurried home, quickly shut the door, and was watching him through the peephole. Man ate, then turned toward the door and said softly, "Thank you. God sees everything! "... And left. 
    Since then, she fed this man.... 
   But one morning she did not find him in the usual place ... And in the evening too. When she did not find him the next day, she became worry, "Where is he? '. She searched all the neighboring yards, but he was not there. Anxiety is increasingly embraced her....      
    Finally, she found him in hospital. He was beaten, hungry, dirty ... But when he saw her, his eyes lit up! Life awoke in them!
- I could not even dream that you will come.... My name is Sergei. It is a pity that we met in such situation.  I nothing can give you in life. I can not even treat you with sweets or something else ... 
    All turned around in her soul from his words and from the pain in his eyes she saw there. Tears welled in her eyes.
- You're a fool, Sergey! .... I can not live without you!
    She took him from the hospital. They walked side by side, and Sergei was holding her hand, fearing that it is just a dream, and she will disappear now...

    19 years have passed. They have children ... Own business ... Two cars ... Large apartment, Villa with swimming pool... And he still firmly holds her hand - what if suddenly she'll disappear?

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