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I choose to love all those I befriend
I choose to help all those who need a helping hand
I may not have much to offer
But I lend you my heart and all that I have
I will stand by you in your time of need
I ask only that you believe
Believe in you and what you can do
Become the best that you can be
and make the most of your life
I will help as long as you need me
I am your friend, your partner, your spirit
You can always count on me
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Copyright 2014 Felina Silver Robinson, “Helping Hand©”
My heart breaks because I cannot heal your pain.
So many helpless names and faces.
No one cares,
No one wonders,
Where they will find shelter,
Where they will find food,
Each one who passes looks back with disgust;
But truly they should only feel shame.
Shame doesn’t s cross their mind.
They believe they have done nothing wrong as they look the other way.
Some day they may need a helping hand,
They may find that no one wants to help them.
So as I pass by I give all I can and wish them good luck,
wishing and asking for nothing in return.
I hope for their future, wishing only good things.
May their tomorrows be better than their todays.
May they find the strength to begin over again.
May they receive the helping hand so badly needed.
May they find the strength and the courage to take all the help that is given.
May each person who has something to offer
be generous enough to share with someone who needs something.
Be kind-hearted and gentle and offer words of encouragement.
Your reward will be happiness and comfort.
Your heart will feel warmth and you may even shed a tear.
This is a good thing.
The help you lend offers happiness to an entire family
who may have lost the chance to see their loved one whole again.
So won’t you be kind and help the one you think to pass by.
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Copyright 2014 Felina Silver Robinson, “Good Samaritan©”
Firefighter: “We’re here to serve the people…”
MANCHESTER, N.H. —A photo of a local firefighter’s act of kindness during Thursday’s storm is going viral.
Firefighter Tom Faucher, who was assigned to Manchester Fire Department’s Engine 6 during the storm, saw an elderly woman having difficulty crossing Elm Street on Thursday afternoon. Heavy snow throughout the day made the trip difficult, so he got out of the apparatus to help her across the street.
Faucher said it was a collaborative effort between everyone on the engine. His commanding officer was the first to notice she was having a problem crossing the street, and the engine’s driver positioned the truck so Faucher could safely help her across the street.
“The lady seemed to be having some trouble getting up the road,” he said. “She had stopped at a snow bank right at Elm Street. I just asked her how her day was going and (asked) ‘How much further to you have to walk?’ and she said, ‘I’m doing good. I just got to get back across the street and I’ll get on my way.’”
Faucher, who has been on the fire department for a year and a half, said he’s a little surprised by all the attention.
“It’s just something we don’t expect,” Faucher said. “We come to work every day. We’re here to serve the public. … I just told her to have a nice day and obviously if she needs anything, just give us a call.”
The lieutenant inside the fire engine gave the order to stop traffic.
“Whether we’re on duty or off duty, I assume everybody would do the same thing, help somebody out when they need a hand,” Lt. Steve DesRuisseaux said.
People watching nearby snapped a few pictures, which went viral online.
An off-duty firefighter also noticed from the window of his apartment and snapped some photographs. Firefighters below didn’t realize the moment was being captured on camera.
There was no word on the woman’s name.