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Overwhelmed By My First Random Act Of Kindness

--by clnemeth, posted Mar 26, 2011

I just received my first random act of kindness and it has left me feeling really overwhelmed.

Just last night my husband and I sat down to discuss our finances. Since his divorce 5 years ago and my job loss 18 months ago things have been going steadily down hill. We are living on overdraft, borrowing from Peter to pay Paul and we came to the sad conclusion that we will have to sell his prized 52 Chev pick-up truck which has been in the family for 55 years! He restored it from scratch 10 years ago.

Feeling depressed today, I decided to go to the local mall for a coffee, as I was leaving I noticed what looked like a $20 bill folded up beside the pay phone. Wrapped up inside was a smile card! I could not believe this was happening to me at this point in time and simply had to come home and check out this website!  How amazing.

I have been deeply touched by this and I plan to pay it forward in whatever way I can. Hopefully this is a sign of better things to come in 2011.

Thanks so much whoever you are!!

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Readers Comments

Jami2d wrote: You deserve everything good that comes your way! Keep your head up and you will see it coming:)
Eve wrote: I love this story. I found a hundred dollar bill in my bible one time when we were young and having a hard time. I still don't know who put it in there but it was enough to keep us going. Blessings on that person who helped you.

oldgirl wrote: I am sure this is just the beginning of some poritvity in your life clnemeth.

It is especially great to hear that someone in need found the smile card with the money.

Thanks so much for sharing your story with us and i hope life has improved for you and your husband.
Joy wrote: Oh what a joy to be an instrument of blessing to another person!

God, may u always use me to bless another person in need
Emily77 wrote: That's so funny because just the other day i read a story on here about someone who put a $20 bill by a pay phone in a mall, but didn't get a chance to see who received it. I'm going to guess it isn't a coincidence!
Maryjersey wrote: Welcome to the site. I know you'll discover the many many no-cost ways you can pay it forward. Big hugs to you!
Happy7 wrote: Wow it is so encouraging reading all these comments. I haven't been on this site for a long time. Lots going on in my life and been so very busy. My heart smiled tonight as i read all the comments and it makes me want to continue giving smile cards with random acts of kindness. God bless all of you. Keep smiling :)
myfbil wrote: I'm pleased to hear this little sign of better days ahead came your way. Welcome to our world and i hope you continue to find inspiration here. Thanks for sharing a story "from the other side of the coin" so to speak. We post what we do but rarely hear from the recipients.

Have a sunshine day! :)
hiphopsl wrote: Wowowowow!

This is such a touching story! So glad someone found about the site through thus smile card.

Ok i'm getting my smile cards tmrw!
Yasmin wrote: You really needed that reminder that life works and the divine cares about you! And there it was.

Love and blessings, and please do all you can to keep that truck! (i have wanted a truck like that for decades. )

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