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Celso C

Coatzacoalcos, Mexico

 

A Momentous Meeting

One night on his way home, Celso found a woman crying on the stairs of his apartment. He approached her and asked her if she was alright. Her answer shocked him.

She said that it would be her last night, that she didn’t want to live anymore. When he heard this, Celso plucked a flower that was beside him and gave it to her. He then let her share her story.

She was 29 and had a three-year-old-son, but had suffered a lot and was afraid of her stepfather. Celso told her that her most beautiful creation was her son and that both of them deserved to be loved, no matter what. He told her that life isn’t always easy and there are times we have to face hard situations, but it depended on us to choose how we wanted to face them. He reminded her that she had a choice and that no matter what she chose, it would require courage.

quote-openI told her that life isn’t always easy and there are times we have to face hard situations, but it depends on us to choose how we want to face them.quote-close

The woman didn’t know how to choose, and Celso didn’t know what to say. So he grabbed her hand and opened it, to show her the flower that was in it. She began to cry and said, “Im holding on to this, I realize there is life in here, a proof of love and life, thank you.” Moments later she was gone and Celso hoped she changed her mind.

One month later, Celso found her at the entrance to his apartment. She was with her child. Upon seeing each other, they both began to cry. Celso looked at the beautiful boy who had a great mother and was reminded how we can share love even with strangers, and how kind words could truly make a difference and kindness could change lives.

– Edited by Soumya John

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