Saturday, August 24, 2013

it is a lovely fall like Sat. morning and i was out in my yard about 6;15 a.m. with the pugs. they love a good run about first thing. i sipped my coffee and my elderly neighbor opened her screen door. i wasn't sure if it was too early to greet her - (some people need more time) but i said 'good morning' anyway.
she waived me over and i got up and went. she said 'i have admired your lovely veggie garden. i miss all that since i cannot move like i used too'. i told her how much i can relate to the bending and stooping - then not being able to straighten up. i told her if there was anything she might like to let me know - there is always more that falls to the ground then we can eat. she smiled and said how lovely it would be to have a fresh tomato.
so i filled a freshly lined basket with some green/red/yellow veggies and brought it over. we chatted at the door and the mention of me trying to get back on track and taking walks happen to come up.
turns out she would love to have some one to walk with, she would never venture out on her own. so we are now 'walking partners' .
so i have a motivational reason to get back out there and walk - a new buddy to share some time with and a friend who can eat some of the surplus in my garden. of course the bunnies, chipmunks and squirrels with still have their shares.
myself - a get a big kick out of random acts of kindness - they ALWAYS lead to something good, or fun, or heart warming. you can never ever make a bad choice. it is a GOOD THING.
so have a great weekend - do some little thing - you will be the biggest winner of all. hugs BB
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  • LINZEE118
    This is so beautiful. You never know where random acts of kindness will lead to! Thank you for sharing. Linda
    1905 days ago
    How wonderful. That is a touching story. I'm so glad that you can be there for her ans she for you! emoticon
    1912 days ago
    Awesome - there are still nice/good people in the world - you are one of them
    1912 days ago
    What a lovely morning you had!

    Great conversation, great food , and now a great opportunity for both of you to not only get some shared exercise but you will also be able to continue on with the good feelings from this morning.

    What a wonderful to start your day / weekend!

    1914 days ago
    1914 days ago
    Oh BB ! What a BEAUTIFUL blog ! emoticon

    It just filled my heart hearing this. you are giving this lonely woman companionship. What a gift , & she a walking partner for you.

    emoticon for sharing this blessing with us .I pray when you feel alone God gives you the same kindness you have shown this woman.
    1914 days ago
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