My 20th birthday did not start out very well. It was exam week at my university, so all of my friends were busy studying. I lived a 10-hour flight away from my family, so I felt upset and alone the entire morning. read more →

I had just sat down at the breakfast counter at the local Mom-and-Pop diner when a woman of perhaps 60 years took the seat next to me. Almost immediately her cell phone rang, and she began talking to someone who was obviously distraught. She kept trying to reassure the person that everything was going to be all right, she was just getting something to eat and she’d be on the road right away. She ended the conversation with, “See you in about 8 hours” and broke the connection with a sigh. read more →

I was getting a few items at the grocery store the other day and a lady came behind me with one box of oatmeal. She was holding a credit type card in her hand. I whispered to the cashier to please ring hers in too. At first, she thought there was a mistake and I just turned and said Merry Christmas and the cashier handed her the oatmeal in a bag before she bagged my items and the lady left. read more →

Last night the kids and I ran to Kroger because we felt like baking cookies. In the checkout line there was a lady in front of me. She smiled at me. I was laughing. She said what’s so funny? I said the cashier just tried to ring up someone’s umbrella (it had been raining) she laughed and continued chatting. read more →

So I’ve had to work through my lunches and stay significantly late after work for 3 days now. I get out of work 45 minutes late tonight and when I arrive at the gate to leave the parking garage, somebody is already waiting there. read more →

I know this lady probably won’t read this but I needed to put it out there!  read more →

While eating at my favorite diner, I saw a group of men at another booth. I recognized one of them and went to say hello. This man is a pastor and he was meeting with other pastors for prayer. read more →