Saturday, August 15, 2009

Our New Recliner

I have been looking for a new recliner. The one we had, the arm was falling off. Well, this week I found one on Craig's List that was very inexpensive. It totally fit our budget, looked good in the picture and the color matched our living room. So I emailed the person to see if they still had it. She emailed back to say that it was still available. I then sent her an email for the location from my yahoo account that has an automatic signature line. The email I sent from Craig's List did not have the additional information that is in my yahoo signature. Anyway, she emailed me and told me where she lived. She also said that she had read my blog and that if I wanted the chair it was mine. She said that I needed a comfy place to recover more than she needed the money. I was so surprised and so thankful. Bob's company truck was being used to take some things to South Jersey the next day so we couldn't borrow it. Then we asked a friend if we could use his van. Guess what? He sold it last week to downsize. We finally decided to rent a UHaul. So I emailed the lady and told her we had rented a UHaul and would be there at 7:30 the next evening. The next morning Viv emailed me and said that UHauls were pretty expensive. She had a friend who would let her use his van to deliver the chair.

I couldn't believe it. Not only was she giving us the chair, she was delivering it as well. I couldn't believe the kindness of this total stranger. I now have a wonderful new chair to sit in with my feet up and relax.

As I have said before, people have been so wonderful to us during this entire experience. I can't wait until I am feeling better and can begin to pay it forward. I keep learning every day how kind and thoughtful people can be.

I'll never forget the kind lady who sat in the waiting room at the hospital with me holding my hand as I sat crying about starting my first treatment. She had been receiving chemo every week for many many months. She still has many months to go. But she took the time to comfort me at that moment. I look for her every time I go in. But she has chemo on Thursday and I go on Friday.

The other day I heard about a guy who paid for the coffee of the person behind him at the drive thru window. That person was so impressed that he decided to pay for the coffee of the person behind him. This has progressed to the point that there is now an unbroken chain of hundred's of people who have been paying for the coffee of the person behind them. Lets hope it continues forever.

People are kind in this world. People do still look out for other people. No matter how bad people tell you the world is today. It's just not true. Kindness exists all over the place. You have to be a part of it. Do a random act of kindness for someone today.

Blessings to all.

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