It’s not often that I’m at a loss for words. Generally that’s a good thing since I make my living with them. Sometimes it’s a bad thing, as my exes can attest to. Yesterday it was a great thing; I was speechless because of two acts of unexpected generosity.
Things have been a little rough lately, but on the whole my life is still amazing. That was rarely more clear than it was yesterday. I had been struggling with my mood and felt it sliding into a dark place, or at least a dim one, so I talked myself out of it. I basically did what I’ve been doing here and reminded myself of all the good things, not the least of which is that my son was sitting next to me at the time. I bucked up and “put on a happy face”.
When we arrived home I had a priority envelope waiting for me. There was no return address. I opened it to find a $100 gift card with the note “From the phone fairy…to help you replace your phone.” I was, and am, in shock. It was a selfless act of kindness and, whoever you are, thank you from the bottom of my heart. If what goes around comes around, you are truly in for some great things.
The second was a gift of tickets to see Bon Jovi tonight with my son. He’s also had a rough time of it and is now staying with me until school starts. Last night I was asked if I wanted to go tonight. Of course I did, but I also didn’t want to leave him alone on his second night here. I figured I’d see how much tickets were and I remembered there were some on GoldStar, but before I could get to a computer a second one was offered. Now we’re having dinner with my friend and her daughter and then the four of us are going to rock out to 7th Heaven, Kid Rock, and Jon himself.
Both of these acts of generosity would be moving individually. To have them happen on the same day is remarkable. Knowing that these people are in my world and they think enough of me to be this giving is enough to bring tears to my eyes.
Tears of happiness.