RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS!!

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  1. TeacherApr

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    So I got called into my P's office today. She told me "I have never been in this position today so I don't know what to say about this situation but I got a phone call." Immediately, my face started turning red and I thought oh crap, I'm getting fired! I started thinking about all the conversations I've had with parents, other teachers and things I've posted on the internet.

    Turns out some random woman called the school asking for (insert my first and last name here) and said she had sent over something for me. She said she had heard that I needed some help and wanted to help me. My P then handed over cash to me! Yes, I burst into tears. The anonymous woman said that she understands that I cannot pay it forward right now but hopes that I would do so in the future. My P reassured her that is the person I am and she is sure it will happen.

    I am so overwhelmed right now and so appreciative. I really want to thank this person but...there is no way to find out who did this...

    I am amazed....simply amazed!!!!!!!!

    Thanks for reading.
     
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  3. ecsmom

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    That is wonderful!
     
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    How wonderful!!!
     
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    What an inspiring story!
     
  6. swansong1

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    WOW!
     
  7. Erin Elizabeth

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    That happened to me once. Such a great feeling!
     
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    How wonderful. I bet you feel special tonight.
     
  9. runsw/scissors

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    I love to hear about the kindness still in the world. It sometimes seems like we only ever hear about the bad things. Lucky you! I'm sure you deserve it though. =)
     
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    Thanks so much for sharing your story with us :love: It is wonderful to hear stories like this to reaffirm that people are caring, compassionate and decent.

    I also hope that you will very soon be in the position to "pay it forward." :hugs:
     
  11. essence1974

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    so glad i read this post! you're doing an amazing job :2up:
     
  12. Irishdave

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    See there are some good people in Yuma AZ

    BTW I think I'll be going down to Yuma Nov 30, Every Tues. they have trivia at the Yuma Landing Bar & Grill.
     
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    I love to 'pay it forward' the other day in Walmart the lady in front of me, with 3 kids, didn't have enough money to pay for what she had in her cart so she chose laundry soap to put back well with 3 kids I figured she needed it so I told the cashier to put it on my bill. The lady said I didn't need to do it and I just said "pay it forward, when you get a chance"
    MAN what a great feeling I had after that .......

    So TeacherApr 'Pay it forward' when you have a chance, next time you go through the drive thru and see a car behind you, pay for them....
     
  14. TeacherApr

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    Absolutely! = )

    A few years ago, I saw a homeless man standing outside of Taco Bell. He was asking for money but I hardly ever carry cash and I'm always hesitant giving cash. As I was ordering my food I decided to go ahead and order some extra food and I gave it to him. He seemed so happy! As I drove away, I saw him outside at a table eating = ) I was on cloud 9 the entire day!
     
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    I found this a few years ago. It still gets to me.


    I am a mother of three (ages 14, 12, 3) and have recently
    completed my college degree.

    The last class I had to take was Sociology. The teacher was
    absolutely inspiring with the qualities that I wish every human
    being had been graced with.

    Her last project of the term was called "Smile."

    The class was asked to go out and smile at three people and document
    their
    reactions. I am a very friendly person and always smile at everyone and
    say
    hello anyway, so, I thought this would be a piece of cake, literally.

    Soon after we were assigned the project, my husband, youngest
    son, and I went out to McDonald's one crisp March morning. It was just
    our way of sharing special play time with our son. We were standing in
    line, waiting to be served, when all of a sudden everyone around us began
    to

    back away, and then even my husband did. I did not move an inch ... an
    overwhelming feeling of panic welled up inside of me as I turned to see
    why
    they had moved.

    As I turned around I smelled a horrible "dirty body" smell,and there
    standing behind me were two poor homeless men. As I looked down at the
    short gentleman, close to me, he was "smiling". His beautiful sky
    blue eyes were full of God's Light as he searched for acceptance. He
    said, "Good day" as he counted the few coins he had been clutching.

    The second man fumbled with his hands as he stood behind his
    friend. I realized the second man was mentally challenged and the blue
    eyed gentleman was his salvation.

    I held my tears as I stood there with them. The young lady at
    The counter asked him what they wanted. He said, "Coffee is all
    Miss" because that was all they could afford. (If they wanted to sit in
    the
    restaurant and warm up, they had to buy something. He just wanted to be
    warm).

    Then I really felt it - the compulsion was so great I almost
    reached out and embraced the little man with the blue eyes. That is when
    I
    noticed all eyes in the restaurant were set on me, judging my every
    action.
    I smiled and asked the young lady behind the counter to give me two more
    breakfast meals on a separate tray. I then walked around the corner to
    the
    table that the men had chosen as a resting spot. I put the tray on the
    table

    and laid my hand on the blue eyed gentleman's cold hand. He looked up at
    me,

    with tears in his eyes, and said, "Thank you."

    I leaned over, began to pat his hand and said, "I did not do
    this for you. God is here working through me to give you hope."

    I started to cry as I walked away to join my husband and son.
    When I sat down my husband smiled at me and said, "That is why God
    gave you to me, Honey. To give me hope." We held hands for a moment and
    at
    that time we knew that only because of the Grace that we had been given
    were

    we able to give. We are not church goers, but we are believers.

    That day showed me the pure Light of God's sweet love.

    Much love and compassion is sent to each and every person who
    may read this and learn how to LOVE PEOPLE AND USE THINGS - NOT LOVE
    THINGS
    AND USE PEOPLE.
     
  16. TeacherApr

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    That story literally made me tear up as I read it. How thoughtful of you! (And shame on the people who backed away like he was a leper. Shame on them)
     

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