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My Heart.

I have always had a place in my heart for broken people. I empathize with them. I know how it feels to hurt. I can always tell by the look on their face, or the tone of their voice, that something is wrong. So I try to make them smile. I might be the only person that tries to make them smile all day. I know how it feels to go a while without a smile on my face; for a while, that was the norm for me. That shouldn't be the norm for anybody, though. So I have a place in my heart for broken people, because I know how it is to feel alone. We all do. We are all human; we all have that in common. 

My best friend lost his great grandma that raised him. He was only fourteen when that happened. His mother and father didn't want him. His grandfather took him in when his great grandma passed away. I met this boy right after he lost her. He used to be a quiet, well behaved kid, from what I have heard. The loss of his great grandma tore him apart. He did a complete 180. He was no longer the nice, quiet, sheltered boy people knew. He became the "bad kid" that nobody wanted to know... except for me. I wanted to fix that. You can't always fix what is broken, though. However, I can go through life knowing that everytime I have been with him, he has had a smile on his face, and a light in his eyes that his friends hadn't seen in a very, very long time. I will always have a place in my heart for him, and anybody like him. 
MissLefroy MissLefroy 18-21, F 26 Responses Mar 30, 2011

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As a guy that has battled depression for 5 years looking to connect with others here on EP that have had their own battles to feed of each other to break some of the nasty cycles we are experiencing, I commend you to the point that I'd love to reach out and share a hug with you...

Wonderful story, i love happy endings!

OMG this is such a lovely thing! I'm one of the few like you: my heart really goes out to anyone who is missunderstood, lonely, or the 'bad kid' type. The above is really beautiful and very moving. You help make this world a beautiful place: and you tell us precisely how we can do the same. Thank-u. xx

OMG this is such a lovely thing! I'm one of the few like you: my heart really goes out to anyone who is missunderstood, lonely, or the 'bad kid' type. The above is really beautiful and very moving. You help make this world a beautiful place: and you tell us precisely how we can do the same. Thank-u!xx

What you said, about every one has compassion, in comman i want to think you are correct. thanks for your story

how great... what is your reaction to people who laughes out loud, hiding there smashed heart to themselves?

how great... what is your reaction to people who laughes out loud, hiding there smashed heart to themselves?

Your friends and people around you are lucky to have you. You have a big heart and you will always be blessed for that.

My best friend tells me over and over and over that "you can't fix anyone". I know her words to be true for most people, but to not try is to give up. Giving up on someone is sometimes worse than killing them. A killer I'm not.<br />
I wonder if you would be able to understand what is "broken" in me...

thank you all for you comments <3

You obviously have a great deal of human compassion, and will no doubt make a wonderful mother one day, missausten.

Very touching story the world needs more people like you, especially for the children.

" heart aches...broken peaces<br />
ruin lives ...are why He died on calvary " <br />
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Thanx for a beautiful story sweetie!

kharrisma, the best advice i can give is that helping others really does help you. the broken usually confide in the broken, and help the broken. but if you don't know who to talk to, you can talk to me :) send me a message sometime if you would like to.<br />
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baldkate, this boy is.... okay for the most part right now. he has a drug problem, but it's getting better; he is obtaining self control for that. he is going to college, and trying to find a job. he is girlfriend -less, and feels friendless at times, but for the most part he is okay. He knows that he deserves better than what he has been given. And he is working hard to make himself happy.

Hi,<br />
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Though the thought and actions of yours are great for your age, God bless.<br />
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Keep this sensitivity alive, as the life will test you on this many times with the greater challanges and lot of impediments, but if you keep going, you will reach to the heights of humanity.<br />
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Regards,<br />
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Chetnya

Any advice for those of us who are broken, but don't have handy access to someone as understanding, as willing to take the trouble, as you are?

God has entrusted you with a precious gift ...you are beautifully unique and have much to offer to our fellow mankind. I too wish there were more people in this world like you. I imagine your gift includes a bit of intuition (you may not be aware of this, but it may be worth it to consider developing --- go to to FINERMINDS.COM for guidance) which would allow you to, for instance, be an excellent candidate for a hotline ... suicide, domestic abuse, teen pregnancy, etc.

God bless you and those who you care for!

what a lovely kind person.Only Jesus can put such a love and understanding in a persons heart.

thank you all for your comments. <3 God has blessed me in many ways.

Lovely ! this is the spirit of true friendship, true care and true love... may God bless you.

This friendship is profound. No matter how forcefully his inner voice shouts self-worthlessness, there will always be another voice reminding him of his birthright - his worthiness of love - irrefutably proven simply by your having been a friend to him.

Compassion is a wonderful thing and a beautiful thing. The world needs alot more of it. Your a wonderful person for reaching out. May God give you his greatest blessings.

The world needs more people with your qualities

You have a wonderful gift, keep it up and know that God has his hands on you

He will be fine. It is a matter of time. Stay there for him. Everything will be fine