In a previous post, I wrote that every man is a shining light and made to standout. We are an inspiration and have been given power for a great responsibility (to light our world).
Today we look at the story of man who decided to influence his generation and make an impact to his community
In 1987, at the age of 75, Bai Fangli came back to his hometown planning to retire from his backbreaking job but he saw children working on the fields because they were too poor to afford school fees.
Bai had compassion for this children and he then decided to forfeit his retirement and return to Tainjin to work as a rickshaw puller. He got an accommodation close to the railway.
Bai worked hard to support the children in his hometown. He would wait 24 hours a day, eat simple food and wore second hand discarded clothes. All this was done in order to pay the school fees of children who could not afford education.
By the time he had reached 90 years in 2011, he had donated 350,000 yuan to support more than 300 students. No wonder when he drove his Rickshaw to Tianjin YaoHua Middle School, to deliver his last installment of money and announced his retirement, both teachers and students were moved to tears.
Bai Fangli died at the age of 93 but his legacy has never been forgotten. He is remembered in China as a virtuous man who worked hard to provide education in his society.
Age is no barrier to making an impact. Love and compassion is the greatest motivation to change. So be an inspiration; give light to others.