Thursday, November 9

Thursday Thirteen #5

Thirteen random acts of kindness (all true)

1·On my first Mother's Day after my mother passed away, One of the volunteer leaders of our church youth group bought me a bouquet of flowers because she knew I would be having a tough day.

2·In college, a friend gave me $928 to pay back rent and utility bills so I wouldn't get evicted from my apartment.

3·When my car broke down about an hour outside of Cincinnati, a woman took me into her home, fed me dinner, drove me to the airport, paid for my ticket home, and mailed two boxes of stuff from the car.

4·When my grandmother passed away unexpectedly and I had to drive across several states to go to her funeral, a friend's boss (who owned a deli) sent me off with a free sandwich and chips so I wouldn't have to stop for lunch.

5·While I was away for the funeral, my roommate cleaned my bedroom and finished unpacking for me.

6·As I prepared to leave grad school, I casually mentioned to my brother that I was considering moving to his area. He offered to let me live with his family until I found a job and my own apartment.

7·When my brother-in-law started a new job with a computer company, he and my sister FedExed their old CPU and monitor to me at no charge.

8·While I was between jobs, two former managers called me in to do temp work for their new organizations.

9·Friends from church gave Adam and me their tickets to a popular concert series when they were unable to go suddenly.

10·Another friend from church opened her home for our rehearsal dinner on the eve of our wedding.

11·We were given a matching crib and changing table from a woman we had only met IRL a few times, but knew from an on-line message board.

12·One of my best friends went against her boss's orders to take an extra day off work so she could be with me the day my daughter was born.

13·When Adam and I went to a play several weeks ago, we were "upgraded" to second row center seats by a woman who couldn't use her tickets.

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  1. Thats an awesome list..I want to have the attitude to do nice things like that all the time..

  2. Wow, that's all just really amazing! I'm nearly in tears, so sweet...

    Thanks for stopping by my T-13 :-)

  3. Wonderful list. :) Such kindness on the part of family, friends, and strangers.

    Happy T13. :)

  4. That is really nice to read! I have been to 9 blogs already and there is not much of substance to read...Thank you!

  5. Isn't it wonderful to have such great friends in our lives. They are true blessings.

  6. What an awesome list! You are a truly blessed person!

    Thanks for stopping by my list. Happy TT!

  7. Your RAKs are just awesome! Your list just proves that there are still a lot of people who have selfless and kind hearts :)

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful experiences :)

    Happy Thursday!

  8. What a great list! Thanks for sharing it.

    Happy TT.

  9. what a wonderful list. You truly know and have met some beautiful people. the one about the lady paying for a plane ticket for you, wow! I think you have met many angels in disguise.

    thanks for sharing,
    Jenny in Ca

  10. You must do an awful lot of kind things too! That's how it works!

  11. On the first Mother's Day after my mom passed, my friend Darian sang a song called, "Wish You Were Here."

    "and somehow I know if you could
    that you'd let me know that you're doing fine, and it doesn't hurt anymore"

  12. Hon... have you encountered some wonderful people in your life time or what? That was a great list. I think #3 touched me the most. Not many people these days would help someone out like that these days. It's sad but true.


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