I decided a while back that I wanted to make a Happy Jacket. Basically, a jacket sprinkled with pretty little accents - an appliqué here, some pretty trim there. I told one of my co-workers about it and he brought me a huge package of gorgeous silk fabric that had been used to make ties. He told me he got it from a woman who worked in a fabric store, who had saved the remnants for him for a month after he had expressed interest in it. He was excited to receive the fabric from the store clerk, and I was excited to receive it from him. The kindness just gets passed on...
My co-worker bought a big bunch of roses on her way to work this morning, because she liked to arrange flowers and have them on her desk. She had more than would fit in her vase, so she gave me a few for my desk. It brightened up my morning :)
Many readers of my blog know that my mum has not been well and is still in intensive care. Tomorrow is her birthday. My dad ordered a big chocolate cake from one of the local kosher caterers here to take in to the hospital for the occasion so the doctors and nurses (who have been by her side for so many months) can celebrate her birthday and continued Refuah/recovery with us. My brother went to pick up the cake just now and called with a nice surprise - that the caterers were giving it to us as a gift, free of charge which is so nice! Thank you so much to them.
There are also those who sent birthday cards and messages and made donations to various charities in her name which, even in her tired state, mum smiled at when I told her. Thank you all.
Please continue to pray/say Tehilim for Gittel Chava Bat Pesia and all the sick of Klal Yisrael.
I have a classmate who is just one of the sweetest, most thoughtful, but completely overwhelmed people you will ever meet. But despite being so overwhelmed, she always finds the time to think of others. When I was out of school for two weeks during Passover, she e-mailed me just to wish me a good Pesach. The other day we were hunting my school for a specific snack that I really was craving, but couldn't find. She just e-mailed me to tell me that she saw some of this snack in the grocery store and bought them for me, but her family didn't know it was for me, so they ate them. Still the thought is just so sweet and kind, I'm very touched by it.
My co-worker was in some bakery this morning and decided to bring donuts for our office. He knows that I keep kosher and didn't want me to be left out, so he also bought some bakery goods that were kosher so I would be able to eat them. He brought them, unopened, and pointed out the kosher certification on them so I would know that I could have them. Just the fact that he went out of his way to make sure I could take part in the yummy treats meant a lot.
Sent to me from a friend:
We have needed a brake job and numerous other things on our car for months now, but didn’t have the money for it.
Finally two weeks ago suddenly there was a loud sound that the brake-pads were gone and scraping the drum. We just left the car alone, that night, it seemed to be all gone. I was hoping that it was just dirt that got in the breaks earlier. But alas, in the morning I was proven wrong.. I went to the garage and called my husband. He informed me that he doesn’t have the money, and isn’t sure what we should do. Later, as he was walking from the house to the garage, I called to tell him it was $340. And we would try to work out a payment plan.
When he finally got there we were told that its cash only, and they wouldn’t even let us take the car to go pick up money from people who owed us. We were just about to tell them to take the car off the lift, so we could just go home and wait till we had the money, even though, its impossible to do our jobs without the car, when an older Yid with a long white beard offered us a loan. He put several hundred dollars on his card, and we gave him our phone number. We have tried looking him up, but hes not listed anywhere.