unexpected kindness

27 Dec

i have been a very lucky girl in my life as i’ve been showered with kindness at times.  i hope i have “paid it forward” in one way or another.

i was hesitant to write about the kindnesses that have been shown to me for fear that i would leave some gesture out-not because it wasn’t special or meaningful…..just because well….this is only a half hour show.  and then i remembered a kindness that is kinda “special” because i don’t know who to thank for it.

11 years ago, my daughter crystal had a severe car accident.  i left my home to go to work one monday morning and did not step foot back in my house for over 6 weeks.  during that time so many many kindnesses were done for us.

however, no-one has ever owned up to one particular kindness.  when i did get home 6 weeks later, i opened my refrigerator fearing the worst.  you know, green fuzzy stuff growing on leftovers, spoiled milk and other dairy products etc.

not only did i not find that.  i found a fully and freshly stocked refrigerator.  fresh milk.  fresh fruit.  ice cold diet coke.  frosty cold beer.  cleaned veggies.  and chocolate.

now, the nicest thing about that nice thing is that i don’t know who to thank.  so i attribute this very kind gesture to everyone i know (well almost everyone.  there are some people you just KNOW wouldn’t think to do something like that!).  so

THANK YOU.  again.

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4 Responses to “unexpected kindness”

  1. Jan December 28, 2009 at 7:51 am #

    Now that was a well thought out act of kindness!! Thank you for sharing!!

    • myolivebranch December 31, 2009 at 7:13 am #

      you’re very coy. did i know you back then?!?!? 🙂

  2. sybil December 28, 2009 at 6:27 pm #

    I know who I’ve got my money on….. I thank you also. Thanks to everyone who helped hold the pieces together for K&S&C&C during that time.

    • myolivebranch December 31, 2009 at 7:13 am #

      there is good money riding on you too! thanks for all YOU did for us during that time.

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