Friday, June 4, 2010

random acts of kindness

this week kelly over at kelly's korner did a post on random acts of kindness. this is something that's always had a special place in my heart. however, i realize that i do not practice it enough. however, several weeks ago jackie and i did this and it was so much fun! we were shopping in shreveport and jackie had a coupon for gap. it was an emailed coupon and when it was scanned it would tell you how much you got off (it was a surprise). here's the kicker - there was no limit on how many times it could be scanned. she used it and got 15% off! then, i used it and got 15% off! there was a lady behind me that looked like she could use some savings so i asked the clerk if we could just keep passing it on. she agreed; as long as it would scan she'd accept it. so, i looked at the lady behind me and gave it to her. i asked her just to pass it back when she was done. i have no clue how much she saved or how many people got to use that coupon. but, i left there feeling so happy that i saved someone a little bit of money. it's the little things in life that make me happy. i also love sending quick little "pick me up" emails to friends that may be going through a rough time. in dealing with my divorce i learned that a short and sweet email from a friend means more than most ever think it could. come to think of it; they don't have to be going through a rough time. it's still fun just to send a quick note letting them know i'm thinking about them! i need to do THAT more often!

have a great weekend!


  1. good for you Jessie! Those random acts do make more of a difference than we realize sometimes. I was able to do that last week with a waitress who had 3 kids. You are never far from my thoughts...I love how blogs can gain you new friends. Hope you have a good deserve it!

  2. I'm thinking of you chica and hope all is well!

  3. That is such a great idea! I didn't realize there wasn't a limit on some of the Gap e-mail that you did that! Might have to copy you!

    And, YES, we are going to the beach soon!!! Anniston's party was moved to next weekend because of some scheduling conflicts with my family for today, so I will TRY to post her party pics asap if I can be pulled away from the sun! ha No really, I'll try to do good putting them up soon after :).

    Hope you're having a great day!

    Oh, and Anniston got her first tooth ON her birthday! She and Olivia are pretty much twins :)...

  4. What a terrific list!

    I love the story about The Gap coupon.