Saturday I was feeling quite unable (or uninterested) in cleaning house and working on the same old things we always work on so Matt and I jumped in the pickup with a small wad of cash and went in search of yard sales. Most everybody had closed up shop due to the holiday weekend and icky weather.
Finally we found a sale that had a wagon in the front yard and stopped to see if it was for sale. The lady said no and explained that the tires were flat but her grandson (who stood close by with a tired looking scowel on his toddler face) liked to ride in it. We happened to have an electric tire pump in the truck so Matt fixed the wagon for the grumpy boy. The grandma said over and over how glad she was that we stopped. When we drove off the little boy was still nursing that frown but now bumped along in the wagon. I think he probably woke up on the wrong side of the bed but we were happy to have made grandma’s day.
I found another sale and Matt pulled in for me to take a look. The two younger kids got out with us and after I payed for a couple trinkets and started to leave I spotted a vintage looking pastel peach and gray plaid jacket, PeeWee’s size. So I tried it on just as Loud hollered “I gotta go potty!” I yanked off the jacket and tossed it back in the clothes pile, making a bee line for the truck with Pee Wee under my arm football style.
We started to pull away and this lovely older lady flagged us down with the jacket, “Is it okay if she has the jacket? I bought it for her and she looked so darling, she just has to have it for Easter tomorrow!”
Generousity comes in so many different forms. I love how God created us to be a blessing to others. Have you ever had an opportunity to bless someone else or been blessed by an act of kindness?