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Day 10 of 100 Days of Gratitude

Thursday, February 16, 2017

I am grateful to live in a culture that is friendly with strangers. It's OK here to start up a conversation with someone next to you in the grocery line. I had a hard time finding an appropriate birthday card for my son whose heart is broken. The lady in line suggested 2 books which might help him through this tough time. She told me the library's used book store might have them. I went there...and suddenly she walked in, saw me and searched for the book. Another woman overheard us looking for the title and she joined the conversation saying, "That book saved my life when I was in a similar crisis 40 years ago."

I'm so grateful for "friends I just haven't met yet." I'll probably never see them again, but they were wonderful friends when I needed some.
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    Isn't that lovely?! I talk to strangers all of the time. Mostly though, they just think I'm weird and that I have no boundaries. Back home though, well, it's a different story. My weirdness is welcome!
    It's a good things to be grateful for - the kindness of strangers.
    1134 days ago
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    So nice to have strangers help you.
    1135 days ago
    Oh how wonderful to have friends like these!!! What a blessing....God is watching out for you and your son. emoticon emoticon
    1135 days ago
    emoticon So true. I was born in an area of the south where this kind of behavior is common practice, and even after I moved north to a city where anonymity was more the practice, it fit my personality to remain the type "who doesn't meet strangers." I find that being friendly and helpful begets reciprocation and a desire to pass it on when we receive it. And it leaves us wth such nice warm feelings, right?
    1135 days ago
    Isn't it wonderful how strangers can have such a positive impact on our lives? Never underestimate the power of a kind word or gesture!
    1136 days ago
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