Motivation Monday

Life Vest Inside has had the very good fortune of finding writers willing to share their Kindness Stories/Articles with us. One of our special recurring writers is David Jablinowitz, Op-Ed Editor at Jerusalem Post, who is famous for his “bus stories.”

The Angels Next Door

My neighbors, Ben and Ella, have been an unwavering source of support and kindness since the day we moved into our cozy neighborhood. Little did I know just how significant their presence would become in my life.
Life took an unexpected turn when my husband was diagnosed with brain cancer. The weight of that diagnosis felt crushing, but Ben and Ella were there to offer a helping hand. They took on the burden of yard work and snow removal, lifting a tremendous weight from my shoulders during those trying times.
As my husband, Ray, battled his illness, Ben and Ella continued to be our pillars of strength. Their generosity knew no bounds. When Ray eventually passed away, leaving a void in my life, it was Ben and Ella who helped fill that void with their unwavering support.
They extended their kindness through meals, selflessly prepared and delivered to my doorstep. They maintained our yard, ensuring it remained a place of solace and serenity. Snow days became less daunting, as they would plow my driveway without hesitation. Even the small things, like putting my trash can away when I would forget, were never overlooked by them.
But their compassion didn’t stop with practical help. Ben and Ella’s friendship and emotional support became a lifeline for me. In moments of grief or solitude, they were a comforting presence, a reminder that I wasn’t alone in my journey of healing.
As time went on, their acts of kindness continued to bless my life. Whenever they noticed that I hadn’t been outside for a while, they’d send a thoughtful text, just to check in and ensure I was alright, not feeling down or isolated.
Through their actions, Ben and Ella taught me the true meaning of friendship and community. They showed me that genuine care knows no boundaries and transcends the confines of neighborly duty. Their unwavering support has been a constant source of strength, a reminder that, no matter what challenges life may bring, I can always count on them to be there for me.
In Ben and Ella, I found not just neighbors but angels next door, whose love and compassion have illuminated my life in the darkest of times.
~ Christine Mavis

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Mark Twain

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