Stories of Kindness from Around the World

A Clean House And an Apple Pie!

--by pattyjw59, posted Feb 8, 2008

One of my dear friends is having a rough time of it, as her husband of 21 years just walked out and announced he wants a divorce.  She is working full-time while trying to raise two teenagers, and barely has time to think. I told her sister I wished there was something more we could do for her.  "Maybe there is," her sister said, with a twinkle in her eye.

We went to my friend's house the other day while she was at work. Her sister has a key to get in. She cleaned up a bit, put fresh flowers on the table, and I left a freshly baked apple pie on the counter. I also put a meal of pot roast and vegetables into her crock pot and plugged it in. Then we left.

She called me later that night and told me how much that meant to her. She and her daughter walked into the house and her daughter asked her, "Mmm! What's that smell?"  "I don't know," my friend said, puzzled.

Well she was so surprised to see what we had done and very grateful! She said it was the most wonderful thing to walk into a clean house and have dinner all ready! It sure made us feel good too, that we could help in some way! Such a small act of kindness can do wonders to make someone smile! And THAT is what it's all about!

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Readers Comments

JuneBug wrote: That was so nice! Where were you two when I was raising my five on my own??? :}
MakeSomeoneSmile wrote: That was very thoughtful and nice of you to do. Thanks for thinking of others and doing something about it!

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