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Keeping your eyes open Susan GuyIf you have not heard the story of Susan Guy and Jean Wilson here it is.

Jean Wilson has eaten pizza daily for the past three years.

“We make her pizza every day before she even calls, because we know she’s going to call,” delivery driver Susan Guy said.

Guy often delivers Wilson’s regular order, one large pepperoni pizza, but recently workers at her restaurant noticed an unusual break in the pattern.

“She hadn’t called in three days,” Guy said. “My boss told me about it today.”

Guy insisted to her boss that she be allowed to check on Wilson.

“He was like, ‘Naw, you don’t have to do that,’ and I said, ‘Yeah I do.  Clock me out if that’s what you gotta do,’” Guy said.

Guy drove to Wilson’s house and knocked on her door, but no one answered.  Then, she banged on Wilson’s windows, but there was still no response. Running out of options, Wilson ran to neighbor Larry Comeaux’s house for help.

“The pizza lady came over and knocked on the door wanting to know if I’d seen the lady across the street,” Comeaux said.

“And he said, ‘No, maybe she’s not home,’” Guy said. “And I said, ‘Well, not home?’ I said, ‘How many times have you see her leave?’ And he goes, ‘Never.’”

Guy quickly called 911.  When police arrived, they broke down the door to Wilson’s home, and found her lying on a floor inside.

They soon learned that Wilson had fallen on Saturday, and couldn’t get over to a telephone to call for help.  Investigators said it’s possible that her pizza-only diet may have saved her life.  Here is a link to the full story.

As a result of Susan’s actions she has gained national attention.  Her actions saved Jean’s life.  That made me think about all the times we have an opportunity to touch someone’s life.  Maybe we’ll never physically save someone, but God wants to use us every day to touch someone’s life.  You may never get national publicity, but today we all have the opportunity to touch another life.  Here is one of my favorite videos about a simple act that made a life changing experience.

One Simple Act

Memory Cross provides a number of resources that you can use to touch someone’s life.  Visit us at Memory Cross.com

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