A Nice Pay It Forward Act of Kindness

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A Nice Pay It Forward Act of Kindness

 

This was not what I’d planned on writing about but as they say…”things” happen.

 

pay it forward

 

My asthma flared up big time this week so much so that I’ve had to break out the inhaler and nebulizer. Today we decided to have a late lunch at Lupe Tortilla (hear that Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR !)

 

Just as I got settled in our booth I started coughing and wheezing. I had my gargantuan purse with me so I was struggling to find my inhaler.

 

Within seconds someone tapped me on my shoulder and gave me a tall waterglass of water.

 

She was the lady in the next booth. I thanked her and she said that something similar had happened to her and she wished someone had brought her some water.  

 

She’d taken the time to go to the bar and help pay it forward to me.

 

 

 

Isn’t it funny how seemingly small gestures can have such an impact on us?

 

I could not thank her enough for not only bringing me that glass of water but for also bringing a huge smile to my face and a warm feeling in my heart.

 

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Kathy,

What a wonderful story.  And no wonder you attracted this woman because of all the lovely things you do for others...the more you give the more you get back. A

May 17, 2019 07:23 AM #12
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Will Hamm
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Growing up in my parent restaurant and watching what my mother would do to help people taught me always to help others.

May 17, 2019 08:42 AM #13
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Brian England
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Such a small gesture can mean so much and everyone should be willing to help others that are in need.

May 17, 2019 10:24 AM #14
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Hi Kathy Streib - It is kind instances like this that continue to provide that feeling that people are good and want to do good things for others. 

May 17, 2019 11:07 AM #15
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Hannah Williams
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Kathy Streib how awful my heart goes out to you. So kind of the lady I found some honey lozenges that have a pure honey filling in the middle, so soothing. Feel better such an awful feeling 

May 17, 2019 01:19 PM #16
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Kathy there are still good kind people in this world, and your life was blessed by one of them.

May 17, 2019 04:15 PM #17
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Kathy Streib
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Hi Nina Hollander I prefer thinking like that and I think that when you do, you're more apt to find them. 

Sally K. & David L. Hanson it can be as simple as a smile. 

Thank you Sheila Anderson Ended up at a walk-in clinic and have more meds. It won't take long...I hope. 

 

May 17, 2019 06:02 PM #18
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Donald Urschalitz what goes around comes around, right?

Cindy Edwards I have not had a flare up like this for well over a year. I think it's just getting used to the allergens here in Houston. 

May 17, 2019 06:04 PM #19
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Sharon Lee I was so touched by what this kind lady did. It should be better in a few days, thank you. 

Barbara Todaro I suppose eating it in brownie form doesn't count??

 

May 17, 2019 06:06 PM #20
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Wayne Martin I haven't a clue if it's legal in Texas. I'm trying the locally pollinated honey and apple cider vinegar route. 

Andrea Bedard you know, we get as much if not more from helping others. Just opening the door for a mom with a stroller and a kid in tow can help!!

May 17, 2019 06:09 PM #21
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Beth Atalay you know, I've been in places where I probably could have offered to get water. Now I'll be more aware. 

Michael Jacobs and sometimes we perform this act but aren't even aware of it. 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel That was sweet, thank you. 

 

May 17, 2019 06:13 PM #22
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Will Hamm your mother taught you well. 

Brian England kindness begets kindness, right. 

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® I think we're all looking for acts of kindness to reinforce our belief and hope that there is a lot of good in the world. 

 

May 17, 2019 06:15 PM #23
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Hannah Williams thank you! and I may look for those honey lozenges. I coughed so much last night my ribs hurt. It got me out of my long walk this morning. We opted for the short one. 

George Souto I smile every time I read about stories similar to mine. 

May 17, 2019 06:18 PM #24
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 Thank goodness they are still humanity in this world and kind hearts Kathy Streib 

May 17, 2019 10:16 PM #25
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Kathy what a great story and what a happy result, every time I start coughing Diane says drink water as I am reaching for my glass of wine:)Endre

May 17, 2019 10:44 PM #26
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James Dray
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Morning Kathy.

Just one act of kindness goes a long way.  The pollen here is causing me problems this year.  

May 18, 2019 12:18 AM #27
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A very sweet gesture she made, and she put a smile on your face too. I like reading these types of pay it forward!

May 18, 2019 03:54 AM #28
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I love it when people aren't afraid to reach out and help strangers.  

May 19, 2019 09:29 AM #29
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Sharon Tara
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How sweet. I hope you are feeling better now.

I had a similar thing happen last week...not health related though.

I had my aunt (early onset alzheimers ) and six year old Jacinda with me. We had lunch at McDonalds. (drive through, ate in car)

Jacinda wanted Eleanor's orange soda. Eleanor was willing to share with her, but I didn't want them sharing same straw.

I had to stop at a brewery to pick up some beer for my son-in-law and I asked the girl there if I could have a small cup because of my situation...small child and elderly aunt fighting over one orange soda. She happily gave me a cup.

After I got back outside to car and was pouring some of the soda into the cup, a young man from the brewery came running out. He handed me a bottle of orange soda and said "I thought you could use this, have a great day!"

Such a small thing and yet it made my day!

May 20, 2019 09:15 AM #30
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So thoughtful! It sounds like that lady has a kind heart. 

Jun 15, 2019 05:30 AM #31
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