One never knows
How far a word of kindness goes;
One never sees
How far a smile of friendship flees.
Down, through the years,
The deed forgotten reappears.
One kindly word
The souls of many here has stirred.
Man goes his way
And tells with every passing day,
Until life’s end:
“Once unto me he played the friend.”
We cannot say
What lips are praising us to-day.
We cannot tell
Whose prayers ask God to guard us well.
But kindness lives
Beyond the memory of him who gives.
You really never know when someone is going to step into your life and bless it. Sometimes, you don’t even know that they blessed it until later on, really. Sometimes, it may not seem like a blessing at first, but rather a thorn, but later, you realize it was. Sometimes even, as Laura Story says, blessings come through raindrops.
Today someone did something nice for me, and though I have an idea of who it was, I don’t know for sure, and I assume they prefer to keep it that way, or they would have told me. I am so humbled by the kindness of this gesture, as it seemingly came from nowhere, but the note simply said “thank you for the work you do. I hope this helps with your summer learning experience.”
After my eyes stopped watering, I sat down, overwhelmed. Then, on the way home, I started thinking about how I could do something to keep this kindness moving in the universe.
So, the weather is warming, new life is arriving, and hopefully that means that spring will be springing!
I am offering a 20 minute spring mini session and a complimentary 11×14 print to one lucky commenter. All you have to do is share a story about a time when someone did something nice for you and express your thanks. If you want to mention the person specifically, feel free, but also feel free to be less specific. I am going to leave commenting open until 9:00PM Saturday night, and Sunday, I will announce the winner of the Pay It Forward right here on my blog.
*** IMPORTANT: YOU MUST LEAVE THE COMMENT ON THE BLOG POST, NOT IN THE FACEBOOK COMMENT BOX!***
PS- Make this post extra special by mentioning something you will do to Pay It Forward too! Let’s keep the goodness going!
Fine Print: This PIF has no cash value. It is not redeemable for cash and is not transferable. The winner must book and complete their session by May 1. This may be a family session with IMMEDIATE family only, a couple, a senior, or children. If it is a child, the child must be able to sit unassisted. The winner will receive a 20 minute session with a complimentary 11×14, and may choose to purchase additional products, but is not required to do so. The session will take place in the Atkinson, Ne vicinity.
And because it feels weird to blog without including a picture, sweet person, if you are out there reading this, your kindness made me feel like I was on top of the world today. Thank you.