Sometimes One Act of Kindness Goes A Long Way
--by dgrav, posted Jun 21, 2011
My husband works for a company that provides 24/7 care and housing for people with mental, physical and developmental disabilities. Here in Arizona, brutal budget cuts have slashed funds for those most in need. My husband loves his job and knows he is serving an important purpose, but sometimes the cuts affect morale.
I decided to start sending a basket of goodies to work with my husband every Wednesday, which is the day that all staff members come in to pick up their checks. I figured it might give them a little extra reason to smile. On the first Wednesday, I sent these delicious maple leaf cookies I found that are made Canada. I wrapped them individually in cellophane (because there are lots of employees and I wanted everyone to get at little something). When my husband arrived home from work, he brought me the following note from one of his coworkers:
"Sometimes one act of kindess goes a long way! Thank you for the cookies! We provide services to a young lady battling lung cancer. She has not been eating much and her only hope is to be well enough to go back to Canada this July. She took 3 cookies, ate one right away and tucked the other 2 in her purse. Those cookies made her week! God bless ya!"
I think now more than ever, when times are so tough for so many, even the smallest acts of kindness are received with so much appreciation. So if you ever think that any act is too small, think again. That is what I've learned! Even a ripple can grow strong enough to become a wave.
There are people in our society that needs help.
Thank you for the wonderful story.