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 →
When I was pregnant with my daughter, my husband, son, and I were having dinner at a little neighborhood Italian food place right down the road. There was an older couple sitting behind us and I noticed that they looked at us a few times. My son was 4 at the time and was being kinda rowdy so I figured we were bothering them, I gave them an apologetic glance and told my guy to calm down a bit. read more →
Our minister was given a scholarship to UK for a year. His family was frantically saving every cent they could so they could go with him, so no birthdays or Mother’s Day. 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 →
A few weeks ago a man came into to pay for his petrol and then said he wanted to pay for number 18 as well. This is not uncommon as sometimes families fill up at the same time. read more →
Two weeks ago, I was out for an early supper with my son. The people at the next table arrived and we learned that they were celebration their anniversary. I paid for a bottle of champagne for them as we left. read more →
This morning my young son (21) took me out to breakfast. There was an elderly couple at the next table. She was very solicitous of her husband and it was obvious that they cared deeply for each other. They smiled at us and waved to my little granddaughter. read more →
Acts of kindness at my Chick fil A are amazing. Not only from my guests but, from the owner himself.
Back in May, we flooded twice. Ten inches of water in the entire house. I was given a vacation pay for a week (when I could not even get out to work). And the guests themselves gave freely of their hard earned money. I feel so Blessed. Each guest and the owner himself said that they were just paying me back for my love and kindness that I had shown them. – Deborah
On Fridays, I treat myself to Dunkin Dounuts and I use the drive-thru. When I pay at the window, I also pay for the person’s order behind me in line and they won’t know it until they pull up to the window and I’ve already left by then. I just want to it anonymously to make someone’s day brighter. I do this because someone once did it for me and it helped restore my faith in the world. read more →
Recently I went for a walk around my local neighbourhood to enjoy a little fresh air and enjoy a spot of sunshine. During my walk, I came across a gorgeous little bucket filled with lemons hanging from a fence. ‘Help yourself’ was written on the bucket inviting anyone walking by to enjoy. Immediately I thought what a lovely thing to offer and share with the local community. I smiled broadly. 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 →
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 →