Thursday, December 20, 2012

random acts of kindess

Yesterday was a very unexpected day.  The mail came and there was a letter addressed to DJ.  I was a little confused because there was Chinese writing on the outside.  He opened it and as he did, small cut out hearts started pouring out.  Now we were both confused.  As he opened the letter I could see it was a love note and signed at the bottom was MY name.  It then dawned on me that last month I had participated in a project called Snail Mail My Email.  I emailed a note to my love and one of their many volunteers turned it into a unique hand written letter.  The emails from back in 2011, when the project was first started, were actually turned into a super cute book.  This year the project only ran for a week and is set to run again next fall.  It was such surprise for DJ to get it in the mail.  I can't wait to participate again next year and surprise someone with a very cool handwritten note.

At the end of the day we came home from more Christmas shopping and started making dinner.  We heard a knock at the door and both looked at each other as if to say, "Are you expecting someone?"  After we finally realized both of us were clueless I snatched up Bowie (the runner) and opened the door to see two young girls that did not look familiar.  I said hello and waited to hear what they were selling or whatever.  They introduced themselves as our neighbors that had just moved in over the summer and they just wanted to drop off some holiday treats! WHHHAAT?! They just came to be nice? Just to please my sweet tooth?  Out of the kindness of their hearts?  Does this even happen anymore?  I was so shocked I couldn't stop saying thank you.  I couldn't even stop snacking while on the phone with my mom, and we hate when people eat when you're on the phone, but she forgave me when she heard the story.  I can't wait to go over there today with a thank you card and a small plant. 

Kindness is most definitely contagious.  In the words of Ellen Degeneres, be kind to one another.


Anonymous said...

The random kindness makes me remember what this season is all about and brought tears to my eyes. You are fortunate to live in a great neighborhood with such awesome neighbors.xoxo mama

Holly said...

thats the best! when we moved into our neighborhood we bought succulents and added tags that said "hi we're your new neighbors" and brought them to the 7 closest houses to ours. we got return gifts from EVERYONE. a little goes a long way! that is so sweet you got treats!!

jamiedawn said...

WHAT!!?? the kids in my neighborhood steal our potted plants during the summer time. send your neighbor girls my way!!