My student left her white jacket in my classroom. It was so dirty, it was gray. Children had been ridiculing her about how dirty it was. So I took it home and washed it. She has a different teacher’s class in the morning and I had her jacket left on her chair and told her home room teacher not to mention how it got clean. She was surprised. When I saw her at 3rd period, she didn’t drop it on the floor as she usually does. She was wearing it.
I saw the sweetest moment at the airport. Travelers with medical issues were lined up in wheelchairs and walkers to board early when a very tiny woman arrived. She was confused about where to stand and walked to the front of the line. An airline employee gently explained she needed to go to the back of the line. The woman seemed to understand but paused – put her head down on a railing as if to catch her breath. A fellow traveler with a walker noticed and instead of being angry that the woman had cut in line, invited the tiny woman to sit in the seat of her walker…it was a beautiful thing to see.
PURPLE GOOD. We saw a woman outside the airport with snow white hair and purple everything else…shoes, pants, sweater, blouse even purple suitcases struggling to hoist her massive purple suitcase on a runaway cart. My GOOD husband put his suitcase down, caught the runaway cart and loaded it up with her suitcases. I love being with a man who always looks for ways to help folks.
Yesterday, a man who couldnt talk vocally ask me for money and food so I told him I would see him on the way out the store. He followed me to another part of the store which made me uneasy but my heart said to give so I proceeded with my intention to give. I gave to him and my heart smiled and I was grateful for the opportunity to give at this present moment in my life.#Good4_Agape1MillionActsofGood
I keep a little holder of poop bags on a stick in our front yard..mainly because I’m sick of people not cleaning up after their dogs. The holder ran out of bags and before I could refill it, some anonymous person did it for me. I thought that was pretty awesome (plus I know it must be making a difference if someone cared enough to refill it). I am very grateful to that person.
The 7th grade at our kids school is on an overnight field trip. While they were at an event last night there was a man sitting next to them who did not know them. Keep in mind there are about 70 kids in the grade. He sent a Facebook message to the school today complimenting the kids and their joyful spirit and positive energy. He wrote the most thoughtful note. What a treat to hear something positive reported back about a large group of tweens!
While we were hiking yesterday my grandpa started telling us about my family’s history, how his grandpa came from Sweden and hard to start and restart a life for his family more then five times, after bad times hit and they had nothing. It made me think how spoiled we are, complaining how there’s nothing to eat when really we just don’t want to make anything for ourselves, how awful our lives are, though our ancestors came from other countries with nothing and built a life for our grandparents, and then our parents and eventually us. I don’t believe in complaining because, for me and my family, we are in the safest country with a house, food, and loving people around us. I am BLESSED. D