Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Random Acts of Kindness

I had a tough weekend, which carried over into a severe case of the Mondays.  To be honest, I was feeling exceptionally down. I was having an orientation with our new nursing company (more on that later), and we saw someone run up to the front door, and run away. I had no idea what was going on.

After the orientation had ended, I opened the door, only to discover a gift bag with cookies, an ornament, and a card inside.  I opened the card, and was surprised by a beautifully written letter addressed to Dave and I. I couldn't help but cry by this random act of kindness, which arrived at the perfect moment.

As if that weren't enough, they had included a number of gift cards, to different places, in various increments.  I was so grateful, thankful, and touched that this bible study group would think of us!

I had not one clue who any of the 10 listed people were. I immediately called Dave, and we were both in awe of the generosity of some people.

It wasn't until I sat down to write this post that Dave peeked over my shoulder to see the names. He recognized one as a person he used to work with.

We wanted to thank all of you for lifting our spirits this holiday season!

Joel Bigelow
Jenna Duale
Justin Cullen
Matt Reposa 
Hillary Hand
Danielle Emery
Johnna Kretchman
Jackie Kring
Ryan Davis
Brett Boersig 


  1. jenn,
    thats a great story... In a world where we here one miserable story after another, its so nice to hear about the good that people do!!

    merry christmas

  2. That is so nice! Sometimes things like that happen just at the right time. My mom has gotten her Starbucks coffee paid for by the person in front of her twice in the last two weeks. It made her cry too! Life has a way of giving little pushes forward, when you could really use it.

  3. Paying if forward is good for the soul and I think the giver always gets more than the receiver. What a lovely gift from some very kind givers! I'm glad they chose you.


  4. Those random acts of kindness are what Christmas is really about. God bless them. :)

  5. Beautiful kindness.

  6. See blogs are cool thats one way to track someone down. I'm glad it was so awesome, so nice to make your day a bit better, what wonderful people!