When I was in second grade I often dealt with a bully from another class. The next year he apologized and said it was because he was jealous of my ‘boyfriend’ who by then had moved on. read more →
10 years ago today, I was spending my first day alone while the rest of my family was traveling out of state. I was 22 but still very nervous about it. That afternoon I got a call that just totally changed my day and has stuck with me ever since! read more →
Ten years ago, I was fortunate enough to be the Administrative Assistant at a local church.
When I had started to attend years before, a friend would pick me and another older lady up and drive us to church every Sunday. I learned this older lady used to be the Administrative Assistant to the previous pastor. So almost every Sunday, the drive would be a terrible trip as we would listen to how this “new” (almost 20 years experience!) pastor was horrible, the church was unorganized, etc. Finally, it was enough! I yelled at God… either let me help her or shut her up!!
So now, years later, in the same job that she was in, I immediately remembered her, and thought…I’m gonna kill this woman with kindness if it kills me first! read more →
An older man’s card kept declining and he said aloud he thought he had $70 in his account (sad that he knew how much was there) so I stepped up and paid for his groceries (I wasn’t sure if I had the funds in my account, but I did!). read more →
The other day during Joseph’s home visit, while he was waiting for his sister to get a wagon ride, he looked at me and said, “YOU HAVE TO BE PATIENT IN LIFE AND TAKE TURNS!” as he was pacing back and forth. He has come a long way to say that, in the past, he would have had a meltdown if he didn’t get what he wanted right way! He is maturing right before my eyes, and trying very hard to control his impulses and anxiety!! read more →
I witnessed a young homeless man and his dog crossing the road during a red light. A guy in a big SUV became outraged and tried to make it look like he was going to hit him and did, in fact, come close to hitting the dog. The homeless man was definitely a little intoxicated. He started yelling at the SUV: “just come talk to me about it. I’m a human too.” He seemed about to cry. read more →
I was in a HEB (in San Antonio, Texas) the other day and I nearly passed out in the store (I’ve been very ill — I have a chronic illness). The cashier while I was waiting to check out was super, I told her I was about to pass out, she got me a chair and a bottle of water. The manager asked if I needed an EMS I told them I’d be fine, I just needed to sit for a bit. The manager got me a wheelchair with a basket so they could wheel me out to my vehicle and helped put my groceries into my car. read more →
I was inspired to do an act of kindness for a friend today after reading about a brave young boy who visited the ER after an incident at footy.
He was in a lot of pain and the damage was unclear, but he left the ER feeling sorry for all the other children who were there. The following day Campbell (Bumble) returned with 3 teddies that he’d made himself to give to children waiting to be seen by the doctor. read more →
It was Thanksgiving Lunch at Maggie’s Middle school.
As my son, John stood next to Maggie the vice-principal of the school came to meet him and said, “You must belong to Maggie”. John smiled and said, “Yes I do!”
The vice-principal told John what a lovely girl Maggie is. That she has a wonderful attitude and is friends with everyone. She also commented on the fact that as a new middle-schooler, each student got to choose an elective class. It could have been art or music and indeed one of the options was to work with the mentally handicapped. And this was the choice that Maggie had made; to be a peer tutor. read more →
It was an easy task to fly to Arizona, stay for a few days, and then fly home with my grandson in tow. All the Minnesota relatives were anxious to totally spoil him for 3 ½ weeks.
11-year-old Brady had been anticipating this for months. read more →
I didn’t have enough at the register one time when my son was a baby. I was only short a few dollars or so. read more →
Friday, 5 August life was ebbing away from my poor old mum, just a few weeks short of 93. She had been unwell for such a long time we all knew the inevitable could happen anytime. read more →