As mentioned in part one, Mrs. Lawrence’s article certainly brought tears to my eyes, and I don’t cry that easily. I guess it’s because I’ve dealt with so much in my life, that there wasn’t any room to show compassion towards others, outside my own family. Her article clearly shows an example of what unselfish giving means.
Here’s more of Mrs. Lawrence’s letter:
Well, October rolled around, and just how much I dreaded the thought of not getting the check which had been my privilege for twenty-one years, nobody knows. In a few days the door bell rang and another angel face soon entered my room. She had in her hand a little brown hand bag which contained bills and change from my friends at school. Well, I was rich after all. Believe it or not, this same thing happened ten times or in other words, every time the teachers received their checks. During the school year they gave me over one hundred dollars, and I have often wondered at the self-denial that had to be practiced in order for such unselfishness to be accomplished. Besides this money, many school friends gave me gifts at Christmas and Easter as well as before and after those dates.
Perhaps the greatest of these surprises was the last one.
(to be continued…)