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Friday, February 17, 2012

Random Acts of Kindness

Last week, Kat's car had taken to squeaking when we drove it -- a screeching, grate on your nerves kind of sound.  Uh-oh.  Her boyfriend added power steering fluid (and other important car stuff) and took a quick look, and we crossed our fingers that all was well. The squeaking got better, but then the grinding began.  Big uh-oh.  It got so bad that the car had a hard time taking corners.  So we parked the car on Tuesday and I insisted that she get a ride to school for Wednesday and Thursday.  She called our friend, Sam to see if he could check it out for her (he is the awesome guy who taught her how to drive and then offered to look at her car whenever she needs it) and he said to bring it over on Thursday.  That was yesterday.  Her boyfriend gingerly drove the car the couple of miles from our house (we live on a hill!) to Sam's and hoped for the best.

Last night, Kat got home and told me that the brakes were almost worn completely away.  Sam had told her that they were ready to give out completely.  Oh my gosh, that was just too close for comfort, you know?  She said that Sam put new brakes on and we should be good for about a year and a half.  Whew!  And then Kat gave me the rest of the story:  not only had Sam fixed her car, but he did it for free!  Seriously!  FREE!!  She had asked how much we owe him, and he told her that since she babysits for his kids every now and again he was happy to do it for nothing.  Mind you, Kat has only watched his kids a handful of times and they are the sweetest kids ever.  We definitely got the better end of the deal on this one, and we are soooooo grateful to him for his generosity and kindness!

This brings us to the coincidence of the week.... today just happens to be Random Acts of Kindness Day!  No, really!  I opened my computer and was notified of this fact.  What a coincidence!  Sam did a wonderfully random act of kindness for us yesterday, and today is RAK Day.  I love when that happens!

So when were you blessed with a random act of kindness?  Or when have you given one away to someone else?  We would love to hear about your experience!

~ Pia

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