I looked at their grocery basket and could see it had the basics. Just what would get them by until payday. I recognized it after having been that way myself in my younger days. I remember the heartbreak of knowing my kids wanted an occasional treat we could not afford, so I told the clerk at Walmart to put her cart on my card. read more →
I knew my Mike was a keeper when the second week we were dating. We were on our way to a wedding. read more →
On a cold Friday evening, I was dropping my son at basketball training, when I spotted this couple with luggage. They were stopping every couple of steps and the man was more or less carrying the woman. read more →
He is the center of our galaxy, I’ll admit that.
Brady had been asking for two days to go carp spearing again. The stars aligned one afternoon and all three of us were free at the same time. Joe and I and 12-year-old Brady loaded up the trusty old Ford pick-up truck. The three of us squished together in the cab ready to play for the afternoon.
Me? I was a spectator, armed with a digital camera for capturing the moment … not the fish. read more →
I work at Dollar Tree and we have been asking customers if they would be interested in purchasing school supplies for our local schools for just a dollar. Lots of people have their reasons why they can’t donate, like, “I already give to our church” or, “I am sick of being asked for my money”. read more →
My sister is in pain daily, but when she saw the superman shirt I wanted to send to someone who is comforted by the image (a reminder of the beloved son/brother they lost) she offered to turn it into a memorial pillow! read more →
The day of your passing, I was sitting in MedExpress waiting for my X-rays to be put on a disc before I went to work at Costco in Winchester.
There was an older couple sitting in the waiting area with me. The wife went to the check-in window and the staff gave her a hard time about checking her husband in. They needed her husband, who was disabled and using a walker to get around as he only had one leg, to come over and check-in himself. read more →
I lost control of a vehicle on an icy road coming home from a thanksgiving weekend at my brother’s family’s house. read more →
When I had just had my first daughter we were doing it a little tough and my partner at the time played a lot of online computer games.
He was in a “clan” and had met a few people from around Australia. One of them was an IT guy and had a pretty good wage and sent us a few CD’s with info on them and when we opened the case, there was $300 inside! He had included a little note that said there was $100 for each of us to spend on something just for us and his only request was we pay it forward when we were in a good position. I never forgot his generosity. read more →
Before Christmas last year (2015), our family was in crisis after I lost my job a few months before. We could hardly afford to eat, so I posted on a community noticeboard simply asking where I could get food vouchers. We were inundated with offers of help, donations of food and some vouchers by the community. A couple of people even brought my kids Christmas presents. It was overwhelming and touched my heart like nothing has before, to know that people care so much. read more →
Anyone who knows us knows that random acts of kindness have always been our thing. We did what we could when we could. When my husband Scott died we really upped our game, trying to do a few times a month if not once a week, because at a time where we were at an all time low. RAOK were something that made us feel better. Then, about a month ago, I finally quit smoking. Which gave us an idea. read more →