Stories of Kindness from Around the World

A Smile Card Wins The Lottery


--by huggy, posted Oct 1, 2011

 

While I was in hospital for back surgery recently I was looked after by a nurse called Deitrich. She worked the night shifts and took very good care of me.
 
One night things were quiet and when Deitrich came in to take my blood pressure we started to talk about our family situations. Then she asked what I enjoyed doing most. I replied that I liked helping people and doing charity work. Deitrich  said she thought she would enjoy doing that kind of thing too, perhaps with her church.
 
The day I was discharged we hugged and she gave me a kiss on the cheek. In return I gave her a Smile card and ten dollars. She didnt want the money but I told her to read the card  and assured her the money was from my heart. "Now you have the power to do something for yourself or make adifference for someone else," I said.  
 
She paused and started to cry. We hugged and she told me she would give the money to a women she knew from church who was having medical problems.
 
Deitrich matched that ten dollars and bought five lottery tickets in her church's name. As luck would have it one of the tickets won a hundred and fifteen dollars which she donated to the church's food pantry.
 
She called me a week later, told me what had happened, and thanked me. She also asked if I had any more Smile cards - which i did! The people in her church all wanted one! 
 
God bless Deitrich and her church and all the people who want to make a difference for the better in this world!

 

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Readers Comments

cabbage wrote: Wow---i ship smile cards, so to hear this story of a smile card making such a difference just warms my heart! Thank you for sharing this story.
Joy wrote: Love this story. Thank you for sharing. Blessings to you.
ceasons wrote: Wonderful --- so glad you was able to touch her and in turn touch many others in need.

May you be blessed ten fold.
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Oscar wrote: Givers never lack in anyway.
Twitch wrote: This is wonderful! What a great gift from the world to support smile cards. I love it.
laughingcow wrote: Acts of kindness have ripple effects love it! Thanks for sharing.
Bluebell wrote: That is just amazing a good luck smile card. Thank you for your loving kindness. Love, light and endless blessings, bluebell
vega wrote: This is exactaly what i was looking for to write paper about
erinvictoria wrote: That is wonderful! Not so much the money part as the part of the whole church wanting smile cards. Kindness just grew immensely! Winning the money is wonderful too. Thank you for sharing this story, it made my heart smile.

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