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Rosa sat on a piece of a half broken stool looking directly into the old mirror hung on the wall as she was deeply lost in her thoughts. The widow had missed her husband who died many years ago of a strange disease. Chester was a very handsome man; he was also an intelligent and a smart hunter. His philosophy about life is to be fully aware that everything big in life starts little. Chester loved his wife and sons Herbert and Early who has a striking resemblance with their father and took after their mother’s fair complexion. I am old, lonely and helpless Rosa whispered to herself, she sighed and bit her lip. My sons depend on no one except me. How do I assure them a quality life? Have I failed? What become of them when i finally join my husband? I’m only a poor widow. Rosa took a deep breath, leaned back and looked away from the mirror. Tears dropping from her eyes like rainfall, she was shattered and devastated.

Her heart skipped when she heard footsteps approaching, she knew it was Herbert and Earl. Quickly, she wiped her tears; Mother!!The boys ran towards her and were locked in her warm embrace. The three fell on the floor laughing so hard. Suddenly Earl said mother, are you well? You look tired and your garment is damp, “oh my garment damp you mean? Err, I mean, oh” Rosa struggled as she responded but finally gave up and disclosed the issue. The children teased her and told her she was pretty, they promised to buy her expensive dresses when they grow. She smiled and blessed them. Few days later, Herbert and Early visited the town hall to play with other children. It was a regular venue where the community people meet to have the fun of their lives engaging themselves in different competition for the fun of it. Herbert said it’s time to go home no more hide and seek for the day. Earl always listens to his Elder brother, they waved at their friends and left.

On their way home, they spotted a vehicle right in front of their house. The boys ran towards the vehicle and saw a man looking so tired and had given up on making the vehicle move. Hello sir how can we help you? The man said you are too young for this but the children insisted to help. The stranger vehicle had a flat Tyre and battery failure. He was just a passerby who doesn’t seem to know much around. Herbert and Earl told the stranger they needed to help him get a repairer it took couple of hours before they came with Guppy the only repairer in the neighborhood. The vehicle was fixed and the stranger became so excited. My name is jack i appreciate your effort in fact i wasn’t expecting it because lots of people passed by but show no sign of interest to assist. Where are your parents? “Jack asked” our father died long time ago, huh; we live here with our mother. Jack requested to meet with Rosa and the boys obliged.

Jack was impressed with the family; he decided to pay back the kindness bestowed on him. Jack supported the family after listening to the widows story he adopted Herbert and Earl. They all relocated to Canada after jack completed his Assignment in that town. Rosa and her sons got the quality life they wished for which could have cost them a life time due to their financial status buy it was gotten by mere goodwill. Humanity is human race which includes everyone on earth. People respond to compassion in different ways. Some like to hear words, some need to see a loving behavior while others might respond best to gestures. Whether it’s a family, friend even stranger, just demonstrate the little you can. Always check here to
renew your orientation on touch base, that implies giving.

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