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United States
May 4, 2008 9:33pm CST
The nicest thing anyone ever did for you? Everyone has had someone do SOMETHING nice for them in their lifetime. No matter how tough life is sometimes there are always those little things that make a difference and stick with us. What is the nicest thing you can remember anyone ever doing for you? After our daughter died, we couldn't afford the funeral by ourselves and we were having trouble paying bills and even focusing on day to day things. About a week after the accident a car pulled into the driveway and this woman knocked on the door. She handed us an envelope and gave us her condolences. We didn't know her but we thanked her and she left. We opened the envelope and there was $500 in it. It was a blessing for us. A kind gift from a kind stranger. We have never forgotten that.
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@keasling (723)
• United States
5 May 08
My last day of subbing (or i thought), the class wrote me letters. A lot of them promising me I will never be forgotten. Some saying I would be missed. And some saying I will be back before the end of the week. Yes, I had students who promised I would have the class back by the end of the week. I was asked back a day and a half later. It sounds weird but the students that showed they wanted me to teach them and then have them passed their Standardized test was even better.
@dragon54u (31628)
• United States
5 May 08
What a wonderful thing for her to do! It probably didn't ease the pain but it would certainly make the details easier to bear. I'm so sorry you lost our child, I don't know if I could survive that. The nicest thing anyone did for me is when I was coming out of the grocery with two carts--one with my two boys in it, both under 3yrs old, and one with the groceries. The boys were tired and fighting and I was tired (my husband left everything involving house and kids to me, he just made the money and slept there) and I was about to lose it and yell at the babies. I woman stopped on her way to her car and asked me if I was okay and told me she knew how I felt and we talked for a bit while I cooled off and the kids got happier having a new person to talk to. Now, when I see a stressed mom, I stop and talk with her and try to entertain the kids for a bit. I'm passing it on. That stranger saved my sanity that day and brightened my life. I think of her often and I hope her life is everything she wants it to be!