Have you ever had such good friends that you didn’t know what you’d do without them? From left are Kathy Larson, Nancy Jass and Cheryl Barkema who are all neighbors, all farm wives and all go to my church. When I sighed about needing hay, Rick being gone and a sore back (my doctor says everybody at age 67 has a sore back and I should just deal with it like everyone else!), they immediately volunteered their pickup, their hayrack, their time and their strength. (They are all younger than me, too.). It’s because of friends like these that I try to pay acts of kindness forward to others especially at the care center. I’m not sure how I’ll EVER pay back these friends!
Last Thursday everybody met at my place and while we were waiting for Nancy to arrive with the truck and hayrack, Kathy said it was “show mercy to those in need day” at work. I was her person in need as you can see in this picture.
After loading 60 bales of hay, we drove back to my place and Cheryl backed that hayrack right up to the barn door and “we” put 45 bales in a room on the east side of the barn. I say “we” because all they’d let me do is roll the bales off the rack — THEY threw them up and stacked them.
Then we moved to another little hay shed for the last 15 bales. Such laughing I’ve never heard!
Please share in the comments section acts of kindness you have experienced. You know that saying I love so much – small acts of kindness can change the world.