Thursday, May 04, 2006


So, it went something like this... I'm sitting in my classroom talking to my fun, funky, smart, creative friend/coworker about how I've been enjoying my afternoons at Barnes & Noble, drinking a cup of green tea and reading a chapter of A Moveable Feast (continuing in my literary obsession with Hemingway, I am). She asked why I had not bought the book, and I told her my hangup about buying lots of books, my feelings about Trade Books and the library, and that I had to really LOVE a book to buy it for full price. We continued on in our conversation and said our good-byes for the day. (She leaves after 5th period.)

Fast-forward to 7th period. I'm sitting in the library with my class as they take their STAR reading tests, and in my lap falls a wrapped package with a sweet card. I turned around to my friend, and she said, "I hope you don't mind... but I couldn't stand the thought of you not having a book that you absolutely love." STINKIN' MADE MY WHOLE WEEK! (p.s. Barnes & Noble has the coolest wrapping paper ever!)

What an awesome Random Act of Kindness... It really got me thinking about taking the time to notice things in people I am around, what they like, what they need. It made me think about becoming a better friend to those who have befriended me so selflessly. So, I thought I'd open up a conversation... What are some random kindnesses that have been shown to you? What are some things that you've done, or would like to do, for those around you?

Thank you so much, Carrie! Love you, girl...

My Hemingway quote of the day... "Do not worry. You have always written before, and you will write now. All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know." ~my inspiration for the moment...


**CARRIE** said...

I seriously teared up reading that!


Supabloggasuprememama said...

Great Quote...When Aiden was possibly sick, we experienced an overwhelming plethora (like the word?) of acts. Some sweet couple at church that's older fixed us soup and cornbread and brought it over. Our church is so big, I had never seen them before. Someone left a pot of flowers at our door stoop, and just a flood of cards meant the world.For the first time in my life, I didn't feel so isolated with our problem. I really need to work on being randomly thoughtful. ok long.

khovater said...

When I was an intern at Highland a family knew that I needed a car for the summer so they let me use Vivian, the most awesome 86 Volvo around. Anyway, after the summer was over they decided they didn't want her back so they gave her to me...for free! After that summer she got me through 2 more summer of interning. I loved her so much!!!