So Monday, after leaving the Dr.'s office, feeling somewhat defeated in my last 8 weeks of working out and losing weight, only to end up screwing up my back, and on my way to Earth Fare to get groceries and realizing it was 4 o'clock in the afternoon and that I had only eaten a banana around 9:30 that morning, couldn't help pulling into the Chick-fil-A for a 3 piece chicken strips and coke, silently feeling guilty since I hadn't had anything fried in two months, but still patting myself on the back for resisting the french fries. I knew if I didn't eat something soon that I would spend my whole month of grocery allowance on one trip to Earth Fare and it was only June 4th. The girl at the drive-thru told me my total...4 dollars and some change [I can't remember exactly how much], so I dug out the money, finding exact change in my coin purse, after dropping three dimes back in that I thought were pennies and then thinking about how bad I needed to go the eye doctor [I'll call tomorrow]. I drive around to the window and hand her my money and she says "you don't owe any money today, I picked you for my Random Act of Kindness and all you have to do is pay it forward". I was like, "really!" And she handed me my order and this card. That one little card made my whole day and turned my whole attitude around. I immediately felt better and when I got to Earth Fare, instead of treating myself to a hunk of cheese, or a bag of chips [I did get a nice bottle of wine], I got some yummy "Coconut Crushed Pearl" body butter. It smells sooooo good!!! I slathered some on that evening, breathing in the sweet smell of fresh coconut and noticing how fast my skin drank it in and how sparkly it was and then I realized it was "sparkling bronzing butter" and that I couldn't read the small print on the tube while in the store, since I didn't have on my reading glasses and thought, once again, about how bad I need to go to the eye doctor [I'll call tomorrow]. But now that I look at my arms, they needed a little bit of a sun kiss...or, in other words, a random act of kindness. And so today, my lovely readers, one of you will be lucky enough to receive these:
Beautiful Brass Ball earrings! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post, or on my Facebook page. Ozzy will be picking the winner Monday morning! Good luck!!
Before I go, I have to share this gorgeous cactus flower that is starting to open on my cactus. The plant is literally full of blooms and I can't wait to see it when they are all opened up! It's gorgeous! I call this one "seeing the sun for the very first time" ~ hope it made you smile! Don't forget to leave a comment, so your name will be entered in the drawing and don't forget to pay it forward and do something nice for somebody for no reason at all ~ A random act of kindness.
love & peace always ~ Kathy
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"If we all do one random act of kindness daily, we just might set the world in the right direction." ~ Martin Kornfeld