Today we drove to Tulsa to wave to our grandson who had emergency surgery. He was thrilled.read more →
Clay (8) and his brother Owen age 5, helped with coats and blankets for the homeless in Virginia during winter. They put a note with them and place them around for people to find.read more →
We are all experiencing something we never thought we’d live through. It’s causing a huge amount of anxiety for people and we ALL need to be mindful of supporting one another as much as we can. This means trying to focus on the good things and spreading positive vibes during this time of darkness.read more →
After so many bad toilet paper stories, I have a good one to report. Yesterday morning I went to Bakers Delight in Bankstown to get a loaf of bread for my brother. There is an IGA supermarket in a recess opposite. I walked over there to see if they had any toilet rolls as it is now impossible to throw a pack in the trolley with the rest of the weekly shopping, as everyone would know.read more →
At the shops recently I saw a lady wearing an incredible outfit. I had spent over an hour scouring the shops not finding anything I liked. Usually, I would just think to myself ‘oh she looks nice’ but today I decided to tell her!read more →
I helped a lady find her car in the shopping center car park. She was walking around and I could see she was looking for something/someone so I asked her. “What are you looking for?” She says to me: “I have lost my car, I can’t find it. I thought it was around here somewhere.” So I asked her what sort of car is it? “Black, a big 4 wheel drive, Honda” she replies.
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