Sharing with others

One day while I was walking near a church I saw a woman with her baby asking for winter clothes because she didn’t have any. From that day on I decided to go to church every week to give clothes for the poor people. One week, as I was going to the church, I saw two women coming toward me. They thanked me for giving them clothes. The feelings I had could not be described with words. The satisfaction and the feeling that I helped a person made me feel better.

I try every day to convince more people to give money to all who need it. But its not only money because always it’s the intention that matters.

Stefanos Kendelas
Catherine Zgouras’ English School
Patras, Greece

A Red Cross volunteer

Everybody says they take good actions and try for the best. But who really expresses an interest and helps out?

A long time ago I was a volunteer for the Red Cross and I took lessons to see how I can save people the future. I learned a lot of things there that are very important…for example, I learned exactly what I must do in critical situations and how I must deal with the situations.

The Red Cross is one of the best associations we have where we can learn this information and I don’t know what we will do if it doesn’t exist.

This is my good action that I will do for my life and I wish all people help by volunteering.

Catherine Zgouras’ English School
Patras, Greece

Acting even when scared

Have you ever thought about the good acts you have done? Probably not. Neither have I. But one day I fell down and a woman helped me. When I went home I sat down and thought about the good acts that I have done.

I probably haven’t done something important but the good act that I will remember all my life is that I helped a person. One day I was going to my English course. Suddenly a woman in a car hit a man on a moped. The man fell down and his feet were bleeding. I was so terrified and I didn’t know what to do. “Call the police and an ambulance” the man said. I called them. Then I approached the man and I tied his foot with a cloth.

That was amazing. The best experience ever!

Anastosia N.
Catherine Zgouras’ English School

Editor’s Note: Sweet Anastosia…I most certainly consider this a very important act of kindness and am certain the man you helped would agree! Blessings to you.
Patras, Greece

A 12 year saves a woman from a crime

When I was twelve years old, and I was still going to primary school, I wasn’t as much afraid of criminals as much I am now because I didn’t really understand what they could actually do.

One day, as I was walking down the street, I noticed a man wearing black was following an old woman, so I followed them to see if anything strange happened. The old woman was walking very slowly and she came to a narrow pass where probably her house was. She tried to find something in her bag but she started screaming when she suddenly saw the man threatening her. That’s when I made my move. I picked up a big stone and I thew it at his head. The man fell down and I quickly called the police. The old woman thanked me for helping her and the criminal ended up in prison, although he was injured.

It’s good doing something nice for other people because you feel nice too. So, in my opinion, if someone needs help you should not avoid them. Just give them a hand.

Catherine Zgouras’ English School
Patras, Greece

Helping others helps all

As humans I believe that we need each other’s help. We all are vulnerable and have asked for help the least for one time in our whole lives. For that reason I feel a little bit like we MUST help others who need it. But it’s also a matter of happy thoughts and the feeling of doing good things, of knowing that you deserve something in your life because you do take good actions.

Personally I am happy with myself! I don’t think that I have ever dissapointed someone or didn’t do a favour to someone who asked me. I really believe that. And that’s why someone made me think positive and never behave badly. And I have persuaded myself that only by giving good I will get it back! How will I succeed in my exams, meet the person I want and make all my dreams come true if I only smile once a week?!

For that reason–the need to be a positive person,a magnet of happy things–I try to help anyone who needs it. The most recent event I remember is the way I helped my best friend with a problem. She is now sitting for her Lower exam but one week ago her teacher had an accident and as a result they lost four lessons. Her willingness to pass her exam made her feel awful about the lost time. As I love English, I knew I could help her. So,even though I had to study for a history test, I went to her house and we reviewed almost everything!

It was a little tiring for me but I was so happy to feel that she wasn’t anxious! We did that many times and she thanked me again and again! Now they returned to their lessons and her teacher was amazed!!! She didn’t expect my friend to have studied or try to learn anything she hadn’t understood during that ‘blank’ week.

Me? I’m extremely happy for that!

This may seem nothing to someone but I believe that I helped my friend. Of course,there are a lots of things someone can do to feel that he helps the people he loves or even those he doesn’t know. It’s not difficult to show the good side or yourself!

Just try to smile!

Promise yourself that every day from now on will be a sunny one, 24hours a day. You can save your soul and make someone else happy. And believe me…it’s not at all difficult!

Love yourself and bear in mind that all good things come to you when you do something so as to deserve them..

Adriana D.
Catherine Zgouras’ English School
Patras, Greece