Old Woman. Lunch Time. In Our Restaurant.

It was 3 years ago. It was our school break and my dad told me to handle our restaurant for 2 weeks.

It was lunch time and i was sitting at the customer's table listening to music. Then an old woman came in. She looked rugged. You'll know that she lives on the street. I just watched her at first. She went to the counter and she was handing something over to our waitress. Then i think our waitress told her to go away. I was curious so i went to the counter and checked what was going on. The old woman told me she wants to eat and she'll pay but for only Php5.00. She's willing to pay and not just to ask for food but that's all she got.

She was really old, she was kinda weak, but still she was smiling. I always get soft every time i see an old man/woman who needs help. So i told her, "Keep your money and sit at a table. What do you want for lunch?" She answered "Just a few rice and veggies." I think she's shy that's why she told me FEW. but then i told our waitress to give her some soup and a real meal.

After she ate, she went to me, held my hand, smiled and thanked me. Deep inside, i felt so happy! The happiness was really different. It's like I felt at peace and everything turned out positive. It was the best feeling i felt!

She kept coming back during lunch time, and our waitress knew what to do. I just kept welcoming her to our restaurant.

Then the very last time she went there, she gave me a gift. I was touched. She had nothing but still, she got something for me. It was a fresh fish wrapped in a plastic bag. I accepted it and thanked her. She was smiling. After that day, she never came back. I don't know what happened to her and I hope she's okay.

. . . let us LOVE one another. =)
iameliza iameliza
26-30, F
145 Responses Jul 19, 2010

the most wonderful feeling god bless you dear...-;)

what a wonderful thing to do. I love helping people too.

Just finished reading your story - probably too late to congratulate you, hope not, hope you read this comment.<br />
It was the most beautiful story here! <br />
You are a blessing. God bless you.

thanks spiins. God bless =)

Amen. Great story I believe you can never go wrong trind to do the right thing and think about the song "what if she's an angel"....God Please Bless You

yes there's nothing like sharing with someone in need

Hi, it was nice reading this. Lets just include miss old lady to our prayers. God bless you always and dont stop doing good things.

You are truly amazing. :) <3 This made me really happy to read. Thank YOU.

You didn't eat that fish did you? Because that was a magic fish.

this is the best story I have read on EP. Ever. She died knowing there are people like you in the world.<br />
She died in peace. What a lesson to learn.

Its really a wonderfull feeling.I adore your thoughts of helping needy people.You have a pure soul and i wish you to be like that for the rest of your life.

That's an inspiring story, iameliza!! Thank you for sharing it. . .

That's an inspiring story, iameliza!! Thank you for sharing it. . .

This is a beautiful story, thanks for sharing it. It made me think about what I do for others you are a wonderful person.

Good for you thses are the feelings that come from being selfless and you can not pay any amount off money to receive this This feeling is God given and helping others in our community is what we are put on this earth for God Bless you and may your story inspire others to do the same

yes id rather give to people by giving them food or clothing in stead of giving money to a corporation.... but i gusse if you have big money then u have to give to the big buss.... to get a tax break

Beautiful story. I think You've made a great impact in her life.

You have a wonderfull kind heart and God can really use you.<br />
To get and keep that warm and calm feeling just continue to be yourself on a day to day basis just help where u can in as much as smile at a stranger, buy flowers and give them to somebody who looks like they need cheering up, give compliments even to people u don't know or in a line waiting to pay for your groceries pay for the person infront of you. I did that once for a young woman who I could see was batteling in life and she was buying baby nappies and baby powder and one bottle of food. I started a conversation with her about her baby and when the cashier asked for the money I just gave it to the young Mom with a smile and said I will get that. She gave me the biggest smile and said REALLY? Have a great day!

It was lovely to read this. Thank you. <br />
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Gestures of kindness that may seem small to the giver, can be a huge deal for the receiver. You could have helped this elderly woman more than you know.<br />
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At the least, those meals that you provided her would have brought her comfort. Something that we take for granted. However, it is possible that those meals provided her with enough nourishment for her to be able to think properly (I know that if I skip a meal, I can't think straight) and perhaps she was able to come up with a plan, and the motivation to get out of her situation -something that is hard to do when you can't think straight from lack of food! Maybe not, but it is possible. <br />
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Either way, a small gesture on your behalf would have been a big deal to this woman and I am sure that she would be forever grateful. <br />
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Thank you for sharing the story and an even bigger thank you for your kindness. Sometimes I think the world and the people in it is becomeing an evil place. Then I read stories like this one and realize that there are still kind people out there. It gives me hope.<br />
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Not only have you given hope to this elderly woman, you have given hope to the many people who have read your story. This is how small gestures of kindness can change the world.

thanks you for your wonderful comment. i am very touched. =)

Good story :)

its a great feeling only known to those who give from within.tell you what i am no preacher but what you give gorws many times and comes back.


I really enjoy this story. It made me smile. It's good to know that people like you are still out there. This is so inspiring. Thank you!

You're on of the good people in this world. We could use more like you. Thank you for sharing the wonderful story. It made me feel good, too! God Bless You for your kindness.

That was a very nice story. You are so kind. You are a very caring person which we need more of you in this lifetime. Thank you.

that melted my heart and made me cry.....good for you for doing that!!

I like to help people as well. I've always been that way. A few days ago, I was driving home at night and saw a 19 yr old girl crying and pulling luggage in the cold along the side of the road. I picked her up and let her cry and tell me her story, then took her to her friend's house. When I got home, I no longer had a cell phone. That's what I get when I do good deeds. Quite typical for me really. I am glad you were left with a positive experience. That is how it should be. My kharma is confused I think.

That's a good way to be. It's safe to assume that everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle, so be more kind than is necessary and at the very least you've gained experience doing so.

You will truly be rewarded for your kindness one day... I wish there were more people in the world like you...true angels on Earth!!!

So nice of you, Around y area, people like that usually get kicked out. When I'm buying food sometimes people come into the restaurants and ask for change just to buy anything they can afford. If i have extra money on me I get them something to eat, I know how it feels to be hungry. I once gave a bum my sandwich & he even ate the napkins.. heartbreaking but he appreciated it

ohh baby your God will bless you! but as 4 me i keep doing bad to people cuz they pay me gud 4 bad keep it up nice....xxxx but still NO LOVE

That was a great thing you did and God going to bless you over and over with all his blessings. You have a big heart. God Blessings to you.

thats right He is

You have a good heart!

what a lovely thing you did its the small things that we do that change the world.yet she had so little but managed to give you something ,true gratitude,if the world had many people like you it would be a better place.keep the love going

thats a true act of kindness.its the little things we do that change the world.yet she had little but gave you something ,thats true gratitude.if the world had many people like you it would have been a better place.keep the love

Iameliza...you're so beautiful. Jesus said "There is more happiness in giving than there is recieving" (Acts 20:35) and you just proved it. Imagine a world where everyone would be like that. <3

That is a big thing you have done there... When people eat, they feel so happy and that makes us happier.... Please continue your good deed..... !!!!!

It was a wonderfull thing that u did and the right thing to do.<br />
You can feel that wonderfull happy feeling everyday just carry on giveing every day . It's that easy.

I needed that story. And I needed it right now.... thank you! You helped another person with only the tale of such kindness.

Beautiful story thank you for sharing

***some faith in humanity is restored***

To give and to receive is really the same as you experienced here. Now you know.

that's great when we see people who has white heart like yours ,,,just you can look at streets everytime u'll find those who r in need of clothes,food,talk,and even smiles

sure,,, it's really valuable experience...<br />
congrulatulation for you Iamiliza... and perhaps that's what called HAPPY.. ;)

God works in mysterious ways, for when we feed the poor, we feed God.

God works in mysterious ways, for when we feed the poor, we feed God.

you have a gd heart i wish there could be more people like you (: thankyou

very beautiful story.

You showed pure kindness to this old woman you shall go far, kindness is a thing worth more than gold.

Beautiful story!

That's such a wonderful story!! Oh wow, thank you for sharing that!<br />
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It reminds me of, what was it, Groundhog Day? Bill Murray is being forced to relive a single day over and over again until he learns something. There is an old begger he sees every day, and as much to dull the monotony as anything, he decides to follow him. The old man doesn't last the night. For the next six or so 'days,' Murray treats him to meals, gets him hotel rooms, new clothes, doctor's visits, blankets, money, anything he can think of. No matter what he does, the man never makes it to tomorrow. But always has the most grateful smile whenever Murray helps him. When I saw it, it really put it into perspective. You don't always get a second chance to do something good for someone. And maybe.. the fact that you care means more than what impact you have.

omgosh!!!! this is so beautiful!!! aaah

I know when you feel that happy that you just want to keep it going so you do something for someone.

Good for you for your kindness. I would love to know that the woman is alright.

This is a really nice story, thanks for sharing it. I really admire what you have done.

Yea.it feels so nice doing something for someone.