Friday, April 27, 2012

Gratitude

Today at a garage sale I spied a large garden étagère that I wanted to buy. I didn't have any way to get it home or even if I could I knew I couldn't get it up 3 flights of stairs. A very kind young man offered to put it in his truck and bring it home for me. He did and in talking to him, he told me he had been in the Army for 15 years and had been in Iraq and Afghanistan several times. I thanked him and offered him something for gas, but he refused. All I could do was give him an hug and and my sincere thanks. 
The army makes a man out of a boy.

11 comments:

Pondside said...

What a lovely thing for the young man to do. I hope that he encounters kindness along his way too.

Sarah said...

What a thoughtful young man! Your new etagere is perfect for your plants. Glad you found it and so nice that a thoughtful young man was eager to help you get it home. Happy weekend!

Barbara said...

There are still some very kind and thoughtful people around thankfully. A nice find if you like displaying plants.

Priscilla said...

Me, too.

Priscilla said...

Things like this restore my faith in mankind.

Priscilla said...

I'm looking forward to seeing it with some nice blooms later this spring and summer.

Kathleen said...

My prayers for this young man!
P., I never heard if you got the gift card I sent you?

Snap said...

What a thoughtful young man! I like your new étagère. It will be beautiful covered in plants.

Julie Marie said...

Hi there, and thank you for your comments on my blog today... I will be 63 on May 13th and am not ashamed to tell the world!... I am of French heritage and yes, that is how we think... I looked at the link you gave me... agreed with some of what was said about French women, disagreed with some of it as well... for EVERY woman, life is all about one's attitude... not a dress size, not an age in numbers... but how one looks at life... I cherish each and every moment of each and every day... I was raised that way, and look forward to a much longer, happy life... xoxo Julie Marie

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh goodness is still alive! I said of prayer of blessings for this fine young man.

Thank you for your kind comments. You are such a blessing to me.

I will be having a Mother's Day giveaway this next Friday with glimpses of whats up for grabs all this week. :)

The Tablescaper said...

Sometimes those anonymous encounters make us appreciate life the most. Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

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