It has been a CRAZY busy past 2-3 weeks: vacation, house guest, getting college squared away for my daughter. So there hasn’t been a lot of time for homecooking and/or snapping photos of the foods I cooked. Recipes and more will be coming soon, I promise. I did manage to fit our annual trek to The Longest Yard Sale in last Friday and it was a fun day full of great bargains and some very nice surprises that lets me know that there are very kind people in this world.
The crew this year was my daughter, her friend, myself and the 2 girls my daughter babysits. The three grownups each picked an item in advance that we would be in search for so we were on a mission and I was the only one that was successful. I found that wooden “Tater” Bin that I have been hunting for and what a catch, I snagged it for $1. I also found a Rowenta Iron for $1 and 4 cookbook for 50 cents each and I am so addicted to cookbooks so I was quite a happy girl!
Random Act Of Kindness
The two little girls my daughter babysits are sisters age 6 and 7 and I love the two of them like they were my grandchildren. On out second stop of the day there was a very nice children’s play lemonade stand priced at $10, I was looking around and they were admiring the lemonade stand when I turned around the youngest one had a dollar bill in her hand and said a woman walked by and handed it to her, and while we were talking the lady walked by again and handed her another bill and kept walking. She had given her a $10 bill that time. While I was standing there in shock the woman and her husband walked up and told the girls to buy it and go start them a lemonade business. The girls were all smiles and this couple was so nice. It was their 32nd anniversary and they were traveling the route of Longest Yard Sale on their way to a vacation in Gulf Shores, AL. I hope they had a wonderful time at the beach celebrating their anniversary, they deserve it.
A few stops down the road a lady had some toy fruit and foods so I bought those for them and so it because a fruit, pizza and fruit punch stand when we got home. I love toys that encourage creativity and imagination and this one does the trick.
So I am thinking next year I will pay it forward and stick an extra $10 in my pocket for some lucky children I spot admiring a toy or two.
What about you? Have you ever experienced a random act of kindness?
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