I am currently a student teacher at a private school. I have four children and no longer get a paycheck. The heel of my shoe broke while I was teaching. Hence, I had to run to the store to get a new pair and get back to the school before the first parent teacher conference. I planned to go to Walmart, since they have cheap shoes there. I wanted to buy a pair of cheap shoes because I had $10 at the most in my pocket.
I was being pulled to shop at Payless instead. They had a BOGO event going on, buy one get 50% off the second pair. I tried on many pairs before I found the perfect pair, but it was marked at $25. I looked in my purse and saw a credit card that was near its maximum limit. I called and found out that there was $48 left.
I noticed this woman and her husband were looking for shoes that would fit her. She tried on a lot of pairs, she had wide feet like mine. I asked her what size she was, and we were the same size. I showed her the shoes I was trying on and she liked them. I let her try
them on and they fit her perfectly. I told her she could buy them and looked for a different pair. After I found another pair of shoes, I noticed that the couple were counting change.
I walked up to the woman without thinking and took her shoes. I then went to the register and paid for both the pairs. I turned around gave her the pair, then said "Happy Birthday!" and left. I was in a hurry to get back to work. I wish I was a fly on the wall.
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Yesterday a call out was made for hand sanitizer at my son's Gymnastics club. Thankfully training (he competes at national level) is still going ahead.
But... due to the shops being in the current state, there are no sanitizer anywhere to be found.
Then I remembered I have 2 bottles in a box. I use the
m for my food sampling job.
At first I didn't want to donate. I noticed myself selfishly wanting to keep them for our family.
Then I remembered. God will provide!
We already have one bottle. Do we really need the two extra when people out there have none?
So although a little reluctantly at first, I gave them away ðŸ’—
Yesterday, I 'adopted' a family in need for the holidays. I have their wish list and can't wait to start putting all their wishes together. What an amazing position to be in and overwhelming to m
I am grateful to have this opportunity to give in such a special way. I hope this family of 8 can enjoy the holidays and find peace and happiness in the days that follow. Raising 6 children is no easy task and asking for help can be hard.
I will never meet this family or see their expressions when their wishes come true but knowing that I helped is all I need. I have been blessed with a wonderful job for many years now and have at times lost myself in my own wants and needs;
But this year, I made a promise to myself. This year and going forward - kindness, gratitude and selfless acts is what my heart seeks and I am prepared to fulfill them all. Have a wonderful day everyone!
I am an 84 year old great grandmother, in good health, and still able to get out and walk 2 or 3 miles a day. I have seen a lot of good and bad in my many years, but always have tried to find the good side of everything and everyone.
I have the honor and privilege of caring for my 88 year old husband who has Alzheimer's. I am a member of a prayer shawl group at my church, knitting shawls, lap robes, hats, scarves and mittens for anyone in need, especially the homeless and those with cancer.
I firmly believe that small acts of kindness extended wherever one goes is going to be the salvation of the world. Thank you for making this web site available to everyone of like thinking. God bless all who care....