My daughter and I were pulling out of Walmart and saw a man with a sign asking for money. My daughter asked why I didn’t stop to help. I told her I didn’t have any cash. I started telling her about a 20/20 report I saw one time where a reporter followed a woman that was panhandling back to her brand new Escalade and she admitted to making more money begging than working.read more →
One time at Festival when I was 32 weeks pregnant with twins and craving so many things, I loaded my cart with candy, ice cream & cookies. 😁 I got behind someone using food stamps and their card was declining. I looked at their food and saw it was actual food (not like my junk food) that they were wanting to buy. Every card kept declining that she was trying.read more →
If I’m being completely honest, I thought our plans of helping a family went to hell when our fancy flocked Christmas tree flew off our SUV and into holiday traffic on the highway today around lunchtime. One of my generous friends had delivered the tree and all the trimmings and because it was pouring today, we kept the plastic on, so the beautiful fake snow wouldn’t be washed away. But that plastic allowed that little bugger to squirm out of its cover and fly into oncoming traffic. We saw a car run over part of it and didn’t know for a full ten minutes while we exited and turned around if we had hurt or killed someone. My husband said he imagined our financial ruin from the impending lawsuits, and for me, the devil that resides in a part of my head reared up and snarked, ‘This is what happens when you try to help someone. See? No good deed goes unpunished.’ But we came upon the tree on the side of the highway in a perfectly safe spot for us to pull over. No one was injured and most shocking of all, the tree was perfectly intact, standing straight and proud as if to say, “Have faith little one, nothing can stop Christmas.” We refastened the tree to the roof of the car and met my FB friend and her family and this is where our story really begins:read more →
A few weeks ago, I went into my son Chase’s class for tutoring. I’d e-mailed Chase’s teacher one evening and said, “Chase keeps telling me that this stuff you’re sending home is math—but I’m not sure I believe him. Help, please.” She e-mailed right back and said, “No problem! I can tutor Chase after school anytime.” And I said, “No, not him. Me. He gets it. Help me.”read more →
Today I received an anonymous gift through the post.read more →
I recently took up McDonald’s as a second job.
This afternoon I was working the counter and a man and a woman walked up. The lady asked him what he wanted. It became clear quickly that they were not together. He was uncomfortable. He was grubby, guessing either homeless or on the road or whatever. He just asked for breakfast, gave him a few quick options to ease his nerves. He picked a few things and then she ordered as well.
I put everything on the same ticket, she wanted to stay in and eat and he said he would as well. Then she asked him if he’d like if they sat together and he accepted. It felt beautiful to me.
I don’t know them, either of their stories, how their paths crossed even. She was kind and he seemed humbled and so was I. – Leora from The Kindness Bucket Brigade page
A few years ago in December, I was shopping at a department store in Atlanta. While browsing, I noticed an employee who looked overwhelmed by sadness while clutching a tissue. I continued to observe her while listening to holiday music playing in the background. I actually felt her sadness.read more →
About 27 years ago, I was a young mom with marital issues due to my husband’s addiction. He had spent all of our money and we had one day until we were going to be evicted. I did not have any money and could not find a place.read more →
Walking to a diner to get a bite to eat with my husband, we saw a man sitting on the sidewalk asking for money. My husband gave him a fiver. It was cold outside so as we were walking in, I turned back and asked the gentleman if I could bring him a coffee. He said yes please and told me how he liked it. I brought it out to him with a blueberry muffin. Didn’t think any more about it.read more →
I have to share about a kindness that was extended to me this morning. This morning I went to church by myself because my boys both work, my daughter had a church Halloween trip last night that got back LATE, and my husband has had a 3-day headache. No worries. I don’t mind going alone. Sometimes it’s preferred as it allows me to really focus and pray and y’all, my heart needed some focus after this past week.read more →
To the woman at the St Charles Aldi on 5th St. You are a true blessing!
I was checking out and my card got declined (so embarrassing!) and I told the worker I need to put a few things back and she wasn’t very happy about that. I apologized 5 more times. She then says “yeah that’s why I tell people not to shop on Sunday’s”. I was so upset, started crying because I cannot believe how RUDE people truly are.read more →
During the fires in Victoria, (Australia) my daughter and I had to leave our home.read more →