Unselfishness

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Philippians 2:3-4

 

An incredible story of unselfishness happened earlier this year. Mindy Tran, a mom in Massachusetts, buckled her twin girls Saleen and Sydney, in the back seat of her Honda Accord at the top of their steep driveway.

 

Mindy put the car in park and got out to lock her front door. That’s when the car started to roll downhill.

 

Her driveway comes directly off a busy highway. There are always a lot of cars on it.

 

Mindy knew she had to stop her car before it rolled out into traffic.

 

She ran in front of the car and tried to hold it as long as she could, but the weight overpowered her.

 

When she knew she couldn’t hold back the car any longer, Mindy dove in front of the car. By throwing herself in front of the car’s wheels, she slowed it down enough so that a neighbor could get in and turn off the car.

 

Firefighters stabilized the car with wooden blocks and used an air bag to lift the car off Mindy. She was airlifted to a Boston-area hospital.

 

The incident left her with pelvic fractures, a crushed knee, a dislocated hip, a separated shoulder, and facing several surgeries so that she can walk again.

 

For the rest of their lives, her girls will know — Mom was unselfish when it came to us.

 

We hear about big, grand acts of unselfishness. But most of the time, unselfishness is found in little things.

 

Putting the other person first.

 

Giving up your preferences or rights for the sake of someone else.


Suffering for the sake of someone else.

 

As you go about your day today, consider others!

 

Have a great day and keep moving forward!