Stories of Kindness from Around the World

Everything You Need Is Right There

--by cabbage, posted Nov 11, 2013
I only just found out that a neighbor of mine had surgery two days ago. 

I wanted to take her a gift to cheer her up, but I couldn't go out to buy anything. So, I went out into my backyard and picked some flowers. I put them in an old glass jar which I covered with pretty butterfly paper. Then I took them over with a homemade card. 

I am planning to make some food for her family later. 

It's a good feeling, realizing that when you want to give everything you need is already there!
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Readers Comments

Ammi wrote: What a personalize gift. I love getting such personal gifts way more than the store bought ones. It connects me better with the giver.
spatric3 wrote: What nice gifts from the heart! I bet your neighbor will remember those more than gifts from a store.
puppyfostermom wrote: Beautiful story. Handmade w/love is the best gift you can give.
kristinlaustin wrote: How very lovely! I'm sure your neighbour really appreciated your kindness @cabbage. I know my family have felt truly blessed with cards, casseroles and flowers in the last week with my mum in law's passing. I found out who my true friends were.
lapislizard24 wrote: Neighbors like you are rare and welcomed. I have great neighbors too who helped out during hurricane sandy, and neighbors like you are such a blessing.
cwh1 wrote: Thanks so much for sharing this story. What you did took more time and effort than buying a plant or chocolates. Your gift was all about caring - and when she looks at it, she will think of your kindness. It says, "i care about you. "
starryskies wrote: Sounds really lovely! Thanks for sharing and for being YOU!! XO :)
MakeSomeoneSmile wrote: That is very thoughtful of you cabbage, nice going! :)
AURELIA wrote: Dear Cabbage, you are amazing and wonderful. Your neighbor will definitely appreciated your sincere concern for her well being. Flowers make everyone happy. Thank you for caring. :0) ~Aurelia
cf wrote: Beautiful...

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