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Paying it forward makes my day..............

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

How often do we miss a chance to pay it forward? Having a bunch of kids and grandkids, we often find ourselves in possession of slightly used baby/kid things that we'll pass on to tenants or whatever. Last week I had received back a bassinett that our daughter had used for our grandson, and then gave to us to loan to a tenant. I had planned to donate it to a local center, and couldn't seem to coordinate my schedule with the few hours a week they are open, so it was sitting in my car a few days. I suffer form social anxiety and rarely go out, but needed to make a trip to Walmart and as I was coming out I spotted a VERY pregnant woman and her bf/husband walking into the store. It was a VERY cold and windy day, yet neither had a jacket on, so after a few moments of serious self-talk, I walked toward them and said, I have a weird question, do you need a bassinett. Of course they looked at me like I was nuts, but I said, I happen to have a practically brand new bassinett, used only a couple months in my car that I've been looking to donate, please help me get it out of my car as I need the room and cannot find a place to donate it? They looked a bit shocked, a bit nervous and skeptical, so I just opened the back of my car and pulled it out and handed it to them. They smiled and I could barely see the tears in their eyes through the tears in my own, they thanked me numerous times as I got in my car and drove off, but I was so thankful and happy. I overcame my anxiety for a moment, and it made my whole day. God must have known I would run into this couple and put me in the right place at the right time-I only wish I'd given them my number, as my husband came home that day with an almost new infant seat! Maybe stalking Walmart is a good idea?
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MORTICIAADDAMS 2/7/2013 9:34PM

    I totally love this. What a wonderful gesture and a blessing to everyone involved.

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ROCKMAN6797 2/7/2013 8:08AM

    What an awesome blog!
It is acts like this that prove what I believe. We are all good and given a choice will always choose to be this way!
Just beautiful!

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RD03875 2/7/2013 6:00AM

    What an absolutely lovely thing to do! Bless you!

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MINILOVER1 2/7/2013 5:38AM

    They say sometimes you are in the right spot at the right time and I feel that God planned your meeting. That was a wonderful thing you did. More people should pay it forward.

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 2/7/2013 2:13AM

    That is such a wonderful thing for you to do.

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LAURELSPARK 2/6/2013 9:30PM

    What a sweet story!

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68ANNE 2/6/2013 8:45PM

    Such a great way to pay it forward. He surely has a hand it this!

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DANLIN60 2/6/2013 7:48PM

    your a wonderful person

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CHERYL_ANNE 2/6/2013 6:49PM

    emoticon What goes around, comes around.

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BECKYSFRIEND 2/6/2013 6:41PM

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BIGPAWSUP 2/6/2013 6:37PM

    That is awesome! Congrats on stepping outside of yourself and making someone's day!

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FCARMICH 2/6/2013 6:30PM

  good for you!

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DEBBY4576 2/6/2013 6:28PM

    I believe God did just that. I've had several times I just knew that I was in a place at a certain time for a reason. That was a wonderful story. Thank you for posting. I'm sorry you have social anxiety. That would be very difficult to live with I imagine.

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