It was 3:48pm in the afternoon. I was cleaning up the dining room, chatting with my sister, when I heard the beep on the phone indicating an incoming call.
It was a number I did not recognize. I usually ignore those numbers but this time my finger reflexively hit the flash button.
It was a private call from the New York blood center. Not one of the automated, scripted calls… private.
The woman introduced herself, apologized for being a bother then in a frantic, yet still professional voice, she laid it on me.
“There’s a young girl in the hospital right now, diagnosed with sickle cell anemia, who is in need of YOUR O+ blood. There are only 3 people in New York State who have that special Antigen that she needs and you were the only one I was able to contact today.”
“Can you come in to donate blood?”…
Even though going in to donate blood is not always an easy act for me to accomplish, without hesitation, I scheduled an appointment.
After hanging up, I digested what the woman said to me.
ONE blood donation will make a whole world of a difference for that girl in the hospital fighting for her life.
Then I realized that there is power in ONE.
It only takes ONE moment to lend a helping hand to make someone’s life much easier… and it can also have an everlasting impression on them.
It only takes ONE smile to help stop that youngster from swallowing pills to take the “pain” away.
ONE smile could save a life.
It only takes ONE “I love you” to warm someone’s heart.
ONE “I love you” to give someone hope, a reason to push forward, to not lose faith…
It only takes ONE moment to put aside your busy schedule to send a text to someone you have not spoken to in a very long time.
ONE text can go a very long way…
We do not even realize that we have the power to change someone’s life with ONE decision.
It just takes ONE moment of a selfless act to make a life-transforming difference.
Find your purpose… find your opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life.
The power of ONE.
~ Candace Mezetin
~ Love is the answer