Thursday, February 26, 2009

Thoughtful Thursdays - what I did!!



Ok....for months on a daily basis (many days several times throughout the day) I follow the blog of KayleighAnn Freeman (click the button to your right for more info - be warned, Kayleigh will wiggle her way into your heart REAL fast!) in fact, they are the reason I decided to start the Nye 5 blog. :) Thanks Freemans!! At any rate, their new thing is thoughtful Thursdays.....click that button to your right too and get the scoop - I expect all my followers to participate!! And here is MY story for Thoughtful Thursday event;

Today was not an unusual day for the Nye 5; we got the 2 older boys off to school with no problems and had made arrangements to drive up North to meet a customer for a computer part. We drove up and met the customer and turned around to head back home. On the drive home I realized we were getting low on gas, so I stopped at a local gas station right off the freeway. While I was in line waiting to pay for my gas, a woman with 3 small children was checking out with her items. Her items intailed a couple of small juices and it appeared to be a muffin for each of her children, from what I could gather she wasn't purchasing anything for herself. As I stood there patiently waiting my turn as she fumbled through her purse trying to make enough change to pay for her items, the people behind me were visibly getting agitated and making loud sighs of discontent. I could see this woman was both getting embarrassed and flustered by all the sighs.....and I could also see that she probably didn't have enough money to pay for her kids' special treats. She was turning red in the face and started to explain to her children that they needed to put their treats back.......while we aren't financially stable right now like most of America - I reached into my purse and tapped the lady on her shoulder and gave her the last 3 dollars I had in my wallet - just enough to complete her transaction with the change she had managed to put together already laying on the counter. She looked at me and down at the money in her hand, then back up at me and I could see her eyes starting to well up with tears. Im a cry-er by nature, so I quickly put my hand on hers and said, "You have been touched by an angel, and her name is Kayleigh". She thanked me multiple times and waited for me outside the store, so after I paid for my gas and had my husband start pumping the gas, I explained to her who Kayleigh was and encouraged her to sit down with a box of tissues, a warm blanket and her laptop to read all about little Ms. Kayleigh......

What a good feeling! I know we're not always supposed to "pay" something for Thoughtful Thursdays - but it just happened so quickly and it felt so RIGHT! I was sooooooooooo proud of myself for having thought to do that! Normally I do what I can when I can....so if I had it I would have done it anyways, but I had the chance today to do it in Kayleighs name!!

So theres my Thoughtful Thursday event for the week.....lets see if any of ya'll can do something like that next week!

Happy Thursdays all and its nearly TGIF!! :)

xoxo
The Nye 5

4 comments:

  1. Wow... what a touching thing you did. :) I bet you (and Kayleigh) will stay in that woman's mind for a long time to come.

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  2. Incredible. I read this last Thursday and was hoping Adam would "spotlight" you. Your story totally deserves it!

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  3. aww! that was so sweet of you!

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  4. Isn't Thoughtful Thursday just the best! What you did was great. As a mother...I have been there and done that. It's terrible to get up to the counter and have forgotten your wallet or whatever. It's nice to have people like you in the world. I hope those standing behind you making rude sounds learned a valueable lesson with this. Hopefully they'll be a bit more patient next time. God Bless!

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