Harold C

Hi, this story is about my school janitor who is always working around my school no matter what the weather or if he's sick. He still comes to work; even when we have a snow day or it's a holiday. He still shows up. But people at my school really don't understand just how much he does for my school and church! His wife died about three years ago, yet he still comes. Someone stole his wife's Bible he had, and it contained all her important papers. He'll probably never see it again, but I told him I'd try my hardest to find it for him. His job involves cleaning up after us kids, putting out the lunch tables for lunch, sweeping the floor, shoveling snow in the winter, and helping with checking in the bus attendance at our church. He's really a great person. He even helps me with my homework. Plus when he gets hurt at work, we try to get him to take a break and go to the doctor, but he says he doesn't want to leave his job! And that's the story of Mr. C. my janitor.

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vivin.vb from india AP MAY 16, 2017
nice story so touching and beautiful they should be happy of this story

William from Charlotte NC MAY 25, 2016
I enjoy the wisdom of all you entries!

Guru Raghavendra from INDIA,ap MAY 6, 2013
These stories are very fantastic and amazing.

Jim M. from Wyoming JUNE 24, 2009
We first need to love and respect ourselves...then we can love and respect others.

Yasmine A. from Dubai, UAE JUNE 12, 2009
We come from different countries with different beliefs, traditions and cultures but this is the thing that makes the world so wonderful. We should embrace our differences, learn how to be tolerant towards one another and respect each other.

Bob M. from New York MAY 27, 2009
I think you are right, people should respect each other.

Michael M from OR OCTOBER 31, 2008
So touching--I love this story.

Norman from Nairobi, Kenya FEBRUARY 15, 2008
This certainly underlies the human values we should all live by. Tolerance and respect for diverse views certainly makes the world a better place to live in.

Harriet B. from Duluth, Minnesota USA DECEMBER 2, 2007
If only we could all do better and live by that Golden Rule!

Katie S. from Westchester, New York USA DECEMBER 2, 2007
Tolerance is such an important value. Through tolerance we can learn to love one another, and see the spark that lives within us all.

Kirby from California, USA NOVEMBER 23, 2007
This just proves how everyone does have something in common, and being kind should be like breathing-first nature.

Cory G. from River Falls, Wisconsin USA SEPTEMBER 19, 2007
This is great how they are all from different faith groups and they don't have problems

K. Nirali from Baroda, India SEPTEMBER 7, 2007
I am very happy to read this site. I got some ideas to live my life. And how to behave with others that can make good and long relationship with people.

Dave H. from Columbus , Montana USA SEPTEMBER 5, 2007
When we all learn to respect and appreciate each other for our likenesses as well as differences, I suspect wars will become obsolete.

Matt B. from Canada AUGUST 18, 2007
I agree that the concept of treating others as you would be treated is a marvelous idea, and should be implemented whenever possible. I also agree that healthy relationships between people must have a foundation of respect.

Timothy P. from Rome, Italy AUGUST 4, 2007
A definite requirement, mutual respect, equality! We should regard not only our own virtues and qualities but also those of others! There are steps people as individuals can start to implement in their lives to make the difference and it begins with a decsion and seeing that decision through thick thin!

TINA M from Atlanta, USA JULY 22, 2007
As I therapist in training, working with teenagers I believe before I can even begin to help them. They have to know that I respect them. Respect is a powerful concepts. Treating others the way you want to be treated is a daily ritual of mine.

Mylne, C. from Cagayan de Oro City JULY 13, 2007
Definitely right, we should show respect to others. But you can only show it if you know first how to respect yourself.

R Maranan from Laguna, Philippines JULY 9, 2007
golden rule is truly a guide for an individual and for this world to become a better place to live.

Shelly G from Philippines JULY 6, 2007
If everyone of us knows how to apply this golden rule in our lives "treat others the way we would like to be treated" then for sure everybody will have a happy and peaceful life on this earth.

Noriebelle C. from Mindanao, Phil MAY 8, 2007
I am happy that I was able to locate this site accidentally, it is very inspiring knowing that through very simple short stories, you can impart great things to all people around the world.

susan h from somerville, ma. MAY 5, 2007
Your so right, people should respect one another it's the greatest feeling in the world.

kati b from mesa az MAY 1, 2007
I completely agree with this article. It is the absolute golden rule to treat others the way you would like to be treated. You have to have an open mind to be tolerant and accept people for their differences.

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