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Innocent Soul
05-30-2010, 08:12 AM
Assalamualaikum
I got this story in my computer so thought its a nice story to share.

One day, when I was a freshman in high school, I saw a kid from my class was walking home from school. His name was Kyte. It looked like he was carrying all of his books. I thought to myself, "Why would anyone bring home all his books on a Friday? He must really be a nerd" I had quite a weekend planned (parties and a football game with my friends tomorrow afternoon).so I shrugged my shoulders and went on.
As I was walking. I saw a bunch of kids running toward him. They ran at him, knocking all his books out of his arms and tripping him so he landed in the dirt. His glasses went flying, and I saw them land in the grass about ten feet from him. He looked up and I saw this terrible sadness in his eyes. My heart went out to him. So, I jogged over to him and as he crawled around looking for his glasses, and I saw a tear in his eye.
As I handed him his glasses, I said, Those guys are jerks. They really should get lives." He looked at me and said, *Hey thanks!" There was a big smile on his face. It was one of those smiles that showed real gratitude. I helped him pick up his books, and asked him where he lived. As it turned out, he lived near me, so I asked him why I had never seen him before. He said he had gone to private school before now. I would have never hung out with a private school kid before. We talked all the way home, and I carried his books. He turned out to be a pretty cool kid I asked him if he wanted to play football on Saturday with me and my friends. He said yes. We hung all weekend and the more I got to know Kyle, the more I liked him, and my friends thought the same of him.
Monday morning came, and there was Kyle with the huge stack of books again I stopped him and said, "Boy, you are gonna really build some serious muscles with this pile of books everyday!" He just laughed and handed me half the books. Over the next four years, Kyle and 1 became best friends. When we were seniors, we began to think about college. Kyle decided on Georgetown, and I was going to Duke. I knew that we would always be friends, that the miles would never be a problem. He was going to be a doctor, and I was going for business on a football scholarship
Kyle was valedictorian of our class, 1 teased him all the time about being nerd. He had to prepare a speech for graduation. I was so glad it wasn't me having to get up there and speak.
Graduation day, I saw Kyle. He looked great He was one of those guys that really found himself during high school. He filled out and actually looked good in glasses. He had more dates than 1 had and all the girls loved him. Boy, sometimes I was jealous. Today was one of those days. I could see that he was nervous about his speech. So, I smacked him on the back and said, "Hey, big guy. You’ll be great!" He looked at me worth one of those looks (the really grateful one) and smiled. Thanks," he said.
As he started his speech, he cleared his throat, and began. "Graduation is a time to thank those who helped you make it through those tough years. Your parents, your teachers, your siblings, maybe a coach, .but mostly your friends. I am here to tell all of you that being a friend to someone is the best gift you can give them. I am going to tell you a story"
I just looked at my friend with disbelief as he told the story of the first day we met. He had planned to kill himself over the weekend* He talked of how he had cleaned out his locker so his Mom wouldn't have to do it later and was carrying his stuff home. He looked hard at me and gave me a little smile. "Thankfully, I was saved. My friend saved me from doing the unspeakable. "I heard the gasp go through the crowd as this handsome, popular boy told us all about his weakest moment. I saw his mom and dad looking at me and smiling that same grateful smile. Not until that moment did I realize its depth.

Never underestimate the power of your actions. With one small gesture you can change a person's life for better or for worse. :)
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Muslim Woman
05-30-2010, 08:21 AM
Salaam

long story but worth reading ; thanks sis for sharing.
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glo
05-30-2010, 08:30 AM
Thanks for sharing this beautiful story, Safiya.

I guess it shows that we never know what impact our actions may have on other people!
However small a word or deed may seem to us, it could make a HUGE difference for the other person.

(I can't help wondering though that this principle applies in reverse too. Sometimes a small word or deed can cause much harm and hurt to the other person. We should always be careful how we speak and act, and how we can affect others ...)
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Misz_Muslimah
05-30-2010, 11:16 AM
Wa alaykum salam,
Nice story mashallah..Jazaakalahu khayr for sharing Safiya :)
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Ğħαrєєвαħ
05-30-2010, 01:11 PM
Aslaamu Alaayum . . .

really a great story and a reminder for losers i.e bullies:). . .
People who mock others just for their own joy and others, may Allaah help those people seriously, it increases pride and foolishness!
May Allaah guide such Fools.Ameen
Jazakallahu Khayr for sharing Ukhti Safiya :)

Wa Alaaykum Salaam
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Misz_Muslimah
05-30-2010, 03:50 PM
Originally Posted by Muslim World 12
May Allaah guide such Fools.Ameen
Ameen ..
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happy
05-30-2010, 04:19 PM
mashaalah it is good story.
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Nσσя'υℓ Jαииαн
05-30-2010, 04:33 PM
:sl:

MashaAllah really a sweet story. Just goes to show how careful we have to be InshaAllah! JazakAllah Khayr sis :)
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Snowflake
05-30-2010, 04:42 PM
If a good deed can have such a huge impact on someone else's life, imagine the impact on your own life in both worlds if that deed was done for the pleasure of Allah subhana wa ta 'ala.

Jazaki Allah for sharing ukht :)
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biraslan
06-01-2010, 04:59 AM
Salaam Alekom

i am new i wan to join you if you accept me. i want to be your muslim friend
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Innocent Soul
06-01-2010, 06:49 AM
Assalamualaikum

i am new i wan to join you if you accept me. i want to be your muslim friend
Everyone on this forum is ur friend here no one is anyone particular friend.
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biraslan
06-01-2010, 07:24 AM
thank you very much

i like this site.. inshallah i am going on to read and write...
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