#30 P.S—I Love You

by Archana Kapoor Nagpal

I was limping with my bandaged foot, when I reached my doctor’s room for a post-operative examination. There was a long queue of patients ahead of me.

I was waiting and searching for a place to sit when I saw a 75 year old man. I realised that he was hard of hearing, so I chose to stand and wait. He soon saw my discomfort in standing, and offered me a place to sit. I just smiled, with my eyes conveying my gesture of thanks.

Finally I was called by my doctor—after an hour’s wait. The moment I got up, the old man held my bag, and pasted a tag on it. The tag read, “P.S.—I Love You”.

Even before I could ask him, he gave me a printout that had the following text printed on it:

“God created man to spread love, and there are still many who are left untouched with the feeling of being loved. The word ‘love’ gives hope to live, and peace to die. In my 70s now, I am doing this for every person I meet, so he/she can carry my message to others—and today you held my attention. So you are one of my messengers for the day, to spread the message of love to everyone around. Just say, ‘P.S.—I Love You’”.

I felt so touched that I could not control my tears. Using my poor sign language, I tried to convey to him, “I love you too, Sir”.

8 comments:

Sam Knight said...

I liked this. This sounds like one of the 'anonymous person did this' stories you occasionally hear on the news. It gave me a warm feeling that maybe there is someone out there like that.

Daren Despot said...

it's one of the few truly positive stories to come out of the prompt. you were able to demonstrate a depth of feeling and impact with minimal interaction. very well done.

Anonymous said...

I appreciate your story as it spreads a message of love in a different perspective.

JRVogt said...

I like the way it shows how total strangers can still have big impacts on each other's lives.

DirtyMartini said...

I agree with the other comments...a very positive message, and there needs to be more love spread around in this world...love is one thing you can never have too much of...

Cheers,
Alan.

Laura Howe said...

Great story and message. Most times, it's the little things that mean so much.

SUNDAY said...
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SUNDAY said...

Good story,it shows what love really means.