Generosity

Across Borders

One of our neighbor’s has been hosting a couple of Chinese teachers in a program where they are learning to teach English. I got to meet and chat with them for a bit. They were very joyful, respectful, and grateful. Today there was a story on the news of our local Fire Department who has […]

Wedding Cookie Table Record

A couple weeks ago a friend told me she was making a trip to a small town in PA where some of her family lives. A lot of people in that area are from Italy and carry out the tradition of having a cookie table at their wedding where guests bring plates of cookies to […]

Carrying the Box

At the complex where we live, the mailboxes are located all in one place. This just happens to be the furthest point from my parent’s home as you can get. It makes for a 1/2 mile total loop. Every evening my dad makes the walk after he feels the mail person has been there. Tonight […]

Skipping the Line

My mom hasn’t been feeling well lately, but today she felt up to making a short trip to the store. Of course, the items we needed were as far away from the front door as you could get. When we got to the checkouts, the lines were pretty long. We stopped in one line and […]

Help at the Nursery

We seemed to finally have a string of nice weather, so today my mom and I decided to go to the plant nursery. I think half the city decided to do the same thing as the place was packed with people looking for flowers, seedlings, vegetable starters, and everything a person needs to garden. Luckily […]

Surprise Wedding Party

I love the water aerobics class that I go to. It is a great workout. But also the people are super nice and thoughtful. One of the young lifeguards got married recently but did not have a big ceremony, or a shower, or a party of any kind. My aerobics instructor suggested having a party […]

YOU Get a Book

Today I heard that Oprah Winfrey was the Commencement speaker at one of the city’s local colleges. Then, I heard more of the story. Oprah founded a girls school in South Africa, which she promised to do after meeting with Nelson Mandela. Upon graduation, the girls are accepted into countless colleges throughout the world. One […]