Tuesday, January 26, 2010

My son's good example

I witnessed my son’s spontaneous generosity.

Jake and I were moving things from his old apartment when we met his next-door neighbor, a delightful 90-year-old woman from Colombia.

She spoke no English, but we managed to learn she is a nature-lover. She made admiring comments about Jake’s bird feeder. He had planned to take it to his new house.

But without hesitating he made it a gift to the woman, placing it where she could see the birds without leaving her living room.

Jake planted a little bit of good will that day, and a new friendship took flight!

--By a proud father
Ron Cooper


  1. How wonderful. You must be very proud of your son. To him, perhaps it was a possession and a treasured one. To the old woman, it was a connection with life. So generous and thoughtful of your son to give her something so meaningful.

  2. Thanks, Mike...I think you hit the nail on the head :)


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