While her soon-to-be-wife did my twists (which are one of my favorite things in life right now), my friend was so supportive to both of us. On her Saturday morning, she watched TV with us, shared in conversation, ran errands for hair products and food – all the things I would slept in late to avoid on a Saturday morning.

She showed such patience and selflessness by serving us. Thanks Amanda!



I had the privilege of giving out the first Kindness Card today.  Here’s the back story.

My stove had recently died (I will spare you the details) and literally days later this is the email a kind neighbor sent to our neighborhood distro:

We are getting a new slide-in range and this one will be removed tomorrow.

Our microwave and dishwasher have died in the last six months and we will put the refrigerator in the basement so we were getting all 4 kitchen appliances replaced, so they match.

This is a 2002 GE Profile Electric cooktop with a convection oven. (Sorry, I don’t know the model number but probably have the booklet somewhere.) We have had no problems with it. There is some discoloration between the oven glass panes from a pressure cooker that boiled over.

The oven will be removed between 11-3 tomorrow, 3/28.

I may put it on Free cycle tonight if no one in the neighborhood needs it.

Let me know if anyone can use it.

How could she have known?  She couldn’t have – she was just being generous.  Now every time I cook I smile (not because I enjoy cooking) but I’m reminded of the kindness of a stranger and that warms my heart.

~ Kindness Card #1 Giver  – Fairfax, VA


For the past year there’s been a special person I’ve worked closely with on my job.  We were one of only a few people who were working on confidential matters related to our company merging with another large organization.  So we were paid to keep secrets and it was fun having someone to talk to during these challenging times.

Her kindness towards me was displayed in very simple ways.  But my favorite was her warm hugs when I needed them.

~ Kindness Card #2 Giver – Dulles, VA

Day 17 Challenge – Love Love

I had a little eureka moment yesterday – there’s no monopoly on love.  We can ALL do it – no own owns it.  There are no patents on it.

Today, the love challenge is to love love.

Not love my love blog because it’s my creation.  Love love – wherever it originates from and whomever is embracing it and demonstrating it.




Day 16 Challenge – Be Cooperative

I admit – sometimes I’m difficult for no good reason.  I don’t mean to be difficult but I am stubborn and inflexible, even when it’s not helpful to be.

So, today’s love challenge is to be cooperative.  I will say YES to anything my spouse asks of me today.



Day 14 Challenge – Help thru a Crisis

Crises – we all have them. Maybe due to a mistake we’ve made or maybe just things outside of our control falling apart. We find ourselves needing to dig ourselves out of a tough spot when we’re in a crisis.  I know I find myself there and value having someone to help me see and think clearly and not panic.

So today’s love challenge is to help someone through a crisis.