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THE COMPUTER



"Well, I guess that is everything." I said, as I closed the back door of the car.

"I cannot thank you enough Mr. Kiser." Said the girl, as she opened her car door to leave.

"You don't need to thank me." I told her. "All I ask is that one day you return the favor to someone else." I continued.

"I'll do that. I promise I will." She replied.

I stepped forward and I hugged the girl.

"You take care now." I told her, as she got into her older model vehicle.

This was the second time that I had upgraded to a newer computer. Both times I had called the local community college and I had ask them to find someone who was really in need of a perfectly good, upscale computer. Not just someone who wanted a computer but someone who most likely could not afford to buy a really nice computer for themselves.

In this case it was a young black girl. A young woman who really appeared to be putting her best foot forward. An individual who was able to see that hard work and dedication would surely give her a much better life.

I hope that my two small deeds will somewhere down the line make a difference in the world. I hope that my giving her that computer will give her a better chance for a much richer life. A much better life than the orphanage ever offered to me. A much better life than I was able to have as a high school drop-out.



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