Stories by Butterkind (8 matches)

Who Got the Bigger Surprise!

Some of my friends went as a group to cheer up a senior friend of mine who was feeling very depressed due to her inability to travel, a disability of the hand and a few other things. We went to cheer her up and give her flowers, cards (she adores Rumi so we made Rumi posters as seen in the picture) and food, but her kind grateful  spirit touched us all far more! She was warm and open and expressed how she had been feeling lately. She was in tears to see us all. All of us were filled with gratitude for everyone’s presence and for a shared understanding and love. We played a couple of uplifting songs on a portable music player (Carey Pearce - It won't always be like this.)  One of our friends had woke up at 5 am to make cheesecake bread loaves and chex mix for all ... Read Full Story >>

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From picking fruits to top notch-cooking

One act of kindness is leading to another. And as it is continuing new friendships are forming and existing ones are strengthening. My elderly neighbor called me and my daughter to pluck fruits from her tree as the fruits were high and it was required to step on a huge ladder to get them. After an hour spent chatting and picking the fruits, she treated us with refreshing lemonade with ice and soda. She also gave us plenty of fruits to distribute to our friends. I then distributed them to three other senior friends of mine. One of them (75+ years) gave me a piping hot tomato rasam (curry) in a container to take home. It was so authentic and so yum that I had to ask her about it. She told me that her mom and grand mom were both top-notch cooks and she learned it from them, when she was helping them ... Read Full Story >>

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A One Of A Kind Pizza

I received this homemade delicious pizza for our family dinner by a senior couple. I had gone to give some groceries and they handed me this pizza with veggie toppings.

I am touched by their act and I hope to pay it forward in a similar way so that our joy be shared!

 

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Birthday Sharing

On my daughter’s birthday I packed several cake slices in bowls and drove around, distributing them to those experiencing homelessness. One person asked how old my daughter was, which led us to engage in a small conversation. It was more about an exchange and acknowledgment of the Light within each and every one of us.

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Kind Neighbor after gusty winds

I experienced the kindness of my neighbors and feel blessed to be their neighbor.

We usually just wave and say 'hi' occasionally and nothing more. This week there has been a downpour of rain in our area and also flash flood warnings have been issued. As gusty winds blew throughout the day, part of our wooden fence, about 6 feet of it, came down and the wooden planks had fallen down.
 
I had been thinking of getting it repaired for the last 2 days, and was wondering who to call.To my big surprise, I saw today through my window that it was fixed, and the wooden planks were all stacked and were standing sturdy and strong, well-connected and nailed up all the way to our small entry door.

This was a very kind act by my neighbor and my family is moved by their kindness. I will soon send them a thank you note.
 

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Birthday Gift

Today I gave a surprise visit to my music teacher at his house for his birthday. And I gave him a bouquet of flowers, a card, and a pothos plant (money plant).

But the treat that I received was beyond my expectations! His wife and he shared a full lunch with me of a delicious sweet dish, curry, and vegetables alongside watermelon juice. They even packed food for me for my family along with figs from their tree.

I feel so grateful for their company as they are very peaceful, simple, and kind people to be with. I started to feel like it was my birthday. :)

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Sharing Nature's Gifts

As I was watering the geranium plants in front of my house, my neighbor was passing by for her walk. She appreciated the blooms and so I told her how I had propagated and increased the number of plants, and that I would be able to offer her a few.

The picture shows a couple of plants grown in an empty yogurt container with holes drilled at the bottom. I mixed some potting soil and sand and put them in the container, and after dipping the open cut of the cuttings into rooting powder, I put it in the soil mix with little watering.

It takes 4-6 weeks for the roots to form and then they are ready for repotting and or gifting. My connection with dirt and understanding of plants is also growing in the process. I am grateful for having these plants and the soil as my teachers and for being able to share the fruits with others...thank you!

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Peace Loving Hearts

I cut out a few heart shapes and put 'peace' and 'love all' messages on them, and stuck straws on the back for support as shown in the picture. Ever since I saw this in one of Nimo's videos I have wanted to do this<3. I am putting them near mail boxes in the neighborhood so that passers by may enjoy the fresh air of positivity as they walk past them:).


 

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