Yesterday at church, an elderly lady asked for help to carry in buckets of flowers she was selling for our church project. Not one man budged! So I went and got the buckets into the church for her. Even had to climb up into her truckbed! hmm...
Edited by: PAPERCLIPSUE at: 8/15/2011 (11:19)
The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue.
I wrote a blog about random acts of kindness. Mary responded with a wonderful story of an act of kindness someone did for her. Every time I read such stories, it makes my heart feel glad.
So, I wondered if you all would be interested in sharing acts of kindness that you have experienced. They can be recent or old, doesn't matter.
I'll start. Once when my babies were very small and hubby was in the Navy we were poor as church mice. (I never quite understood, nor do I now, why our military personnel can't be paid a decent wage. Back then for a family of four, we made under the national poverty level. HMM but I digress.)
We often did not know where the next meal was coming from. I could not afford childcare and we lived far from family so I wasn't working other than doing some crocheting for friends and occasional babysitting. One month we had the car break down, the rent went up (but housing allowance did not), the oldest needed bigger shoes, and the electric bill went up all at the same time. The budget wasn't ready and what meager savings we had were used up. This left us badly in need of $50 in order to get everything paid including groceries.
Now I don't remember telling anyone I needed $50 but one morning there was a knock at the door. I opened it and there was an envelope with $50 in it! There was a little scripture inside about 'doing unto others' and then a 'help someone when you are able to later'.
We have no idea who it was from, although I suspect I know. But that allowed me to get some much needed groceries for the family. And it gave me a heart overflowing with gratitude. To this day I can remember the feeling of that random gift which gave a tired worried Mommy a tremendous lift and the tears it brought to my eyes.
I think I have honored the 'help someone when you are able to later' of my anonymous angel. Keep the circle moving.
Bright Blessings Sue
Bright Blessings Sue
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