Gail, that you so much for thinking of me :). I truly appreciate the honor to participate in this wonderful award that was created by none other than the awesome Michelle at Mws R Writings
Random Acts of Kindness Award/KA
Please guys swing by and read Gail’s nomination for the Random Act of Kindness Award! It will bring a joy to your heart 🙂
Here are the rules:
Tell who you nominate and why.
Copy and share the picture that shows the award, posted above.
Share a paragraph of something that impacted your own life in the way of receiving kindness or how you extended kindness to someone else.
Nominate anyone or share to your own page. If you so choose to Participate. Tag or pingback to the original person who nominated you, or the original post.
If you should want to do this then you can leave an open ended invitation, or personally tag others.
Pictures are a good share to, if you have pictures to share a random act of kindness, that is great!
As it is Christmas time I will share two stories of two separate Christmas’s where different people stepped into my life and brought joy into the lives of my children.
The first three years after my wife and I split were almost the toughest ones for me in every aspect of my life.
The whole robbing Peter to pay Paul was my lifestyle while living paycheck to paycheck.
And Christmas was tough. I barely had the money to feed the kids when they spent the night much less buy presents.
But a friend of mine, who later became my love of a lifetime stepped in. She came to Monroe one day with the intention of buying presents for Brandon and Erin. She knew my situation, as we told each other everything. And she wanted to give joy and happiness to my kids as she had just lost one of her sons in a car wreck.
We both enjoyed the experience of spending time together, shopping and holding hands. And to see her smile…how could I say no to the things she wanted to get the kids??
I will not say how much she had set aside for that day but I do have a few pictures I will share 🙂
Look at that smile 🙂
And this smile 🙂
Yes, we had a tea party 🙂
Through her love for my kids and her random act of kindness my kids had the best Christmas ever!
The other time was when I get to work and I am told by one of my fellow employees that I have a meeting in the back. So for an hour I sit back there with my manager going over things and the whole time she is smiling.
An employee interrupts the “meeting” and says we are needed up front. So, I proceed out the door and my manager just says don’t cry because if you do I will too.
Well, there were bags of things on the counter with my kids names on them. And a card….yeah, I cried as I read the card.
Guess the customers thought we were nuts as we were all crying and hugging each other. Love those ladies to the moon.
My nominees are 📣📣📣
Amy at A New Life
John at The Eclectic Contrarian
Yonnie at In His Care
Come on guys share those stories 🙂