gives me hope

Five years ago, I witnessed an overweight girl being harassed. A group of “popular girls” had pulled down her pants while we were leaving school. The girl grabbed her pants and ran away crying. Our school’s star quarterback chased after her to comfort her.

I just came back from their wedding. GMH.


In high school, I was in a wheelchair from an accident.

I couldn’t walk, and at graduation, I was voted Class Inspirational. The football captain said he’d walk me across stage.

Instead of just pushing my wheelchair, he picked me up by the waist and help me take my first steps since the accident. He GMH


One day in gym class, I was still running while everyone else had finished.

Everyone was laughing and pointing at me when one girl came up to me and started running beside me. She told me she’d go slower so I wouldn’t finish last. She is the most popular girl in my school.

Her compassion GMH.


The other day, I went to the grocery store to pick up a few things.

While walking through the parking lot, I noticed a man stand on his shopping cart, and give a few good pushes before jumping on. He smiled and laughed the entire way, loving life.

He was about 50 and wearing a business suit. GMH.


for more wonderful stories, check out the ‘gives me hope’ website – everyday!


“May the love hidden deep inside your heart find the love waiting in your dreams. May the laughter that you find in your tomorrow wipe away the pain you find in your yesterdays.”
 – unknown

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