I went to a park and lost 4 pendants with my husband’s name, my name and my 2 boys. My family had bought them for me as a 1-year anniversary present and I was devastated. read more →

Joanne and I had been childhood friends, went through school together and hung out with each other when ever possible. My family was full of drama and chaos. My dad was a alcoholic and there were many fights in our home when he came home drunk and broke. So I stayed away for as long as I could and as often as I could.

I was always at Joanne’s house, her mom and dad took me in like one of their own. So much laughter and sharing and just a fun loving, caring environment.

Her mom got sick when we were in high school and died before she could see Joanne graduate. After the funeral her warmhearted, caring dad seemed to change. He didn’t want anyone around and never went out.

I always thought he really wanted everyone there, but his hurt, anger and loneliness was changing him. Eventually everyone did drift away. The kids never visited or phoned. read more →

Judge each day by the seeds that you plant.
My mother-in-law freaked out today when I got us lost in an area that is not really very safe. I was pretty sure I was going in the direction I needed, I just had to go further than I thought. So at the next light, I pulled up beside the next car and rolled my window down and asked if I was pointed in the right direction. He assured me I was, but it was miles away. We were stuck out in this neighborhood and most would have just kept driving.  read more →

RKCinwalletI found a wallet and phone on the road today. I was able to return them to their rightful owner who tried to offer me a reward. I told him a Ripple Kindness Card was in the wallet and to please pay it forward. I hope he does and I hope I get to read about it here someday! – Bobbie

I think the biggest most unbelievable act of kindness that saved us was when an acquaintance that we had known for years, but not well (their daughter was in preschool with our daughter). They knew we were struggling, had lost our business/home/cars etc. She walked up at the school open house and handed me an envelope. read more →

Today at 1am, my grandma, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s, got up, got into my dad’s car and drove off. We contacted the police, but before they could find her, two college kids pulled into our driveway with my grandma. One was driving my dad’s car and the other was following in their car. They said they overheard her crying about being lost at an empty gas station 10 miles away. My grandma couldn’t remember our address, but gave the kids her first and last name. They looked her up online, found our address, and drove her home. – Thrive Be Happy

When I was 21, I had a car and a job, but nowhere to live, so my boyfriend and I lived in my car. We would drive into a camp ground at night after collection hours and shower, then be out early in the morning before the rangers came through. That was the only reason I was able to keep my job, because nobody knew and I was always clean and on time. read more →

Today I found $6.00 by my car. I don’t have a clue who it belongs to so I cannot return it. There were no cars beside me and even if there was, the money was by the front tire of my car so I think someone dropped it. If I hear of anyone who lost the money I will return it, but meanwhile though, I thought I would pay it forward by buying two 7 year old cousins, that I have only met once, some paper dolls. This will be a total surprise for them. – Cindy 🙂

My husband lost his wallet on the road one evening when he pulled over to check something on his truck. Didn’t even notice until next morning when left for work.

I was just getting ready to call and cancel everything after we looked absolutely everywhere, when the door bell rang and there was a good samaritan who just happened to pull over in the same spot that next morning standing there. He said, I think this belongs to your husband, handing me the wallet. I was dumbfounded. I could only hug him. We were just getting ready to do our Christmas shopping that weekend and ALL the cash was still inside.

He refused any kind of reward and told me he hoped I’d do the same thing someday. I told him I would never forget this and to this day, we always do random acts of kindness whenever we can.