Monday, December 04, 2006

Kindness

They weren't random, but they were acts of kindness.

Today, when Allegra's mom came in to help the kids with math, she brought me this ornament. She said Allegra had told her about my breakdown last week, and she wanted me to know they were thinking of me and hoping that everything will turn out all right.

And a colleague of mine, who is an adoptive mom to two precious little girls, left a card on my desk today offering me her support.

I was really touched by their actions and my spirits were lifted, too.

20 Comments:

  • At 6:54 PM, Blogger Connie said…

    Too sweet...people come out of nowhere and make you realize how wonderful they are.

    They were giving you a hug!

     
  • At 6:59 PM, Blogger Krista said…

    That is beautiful. It's nice to know that people care, isn't it.

     
  • At 7:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Very Nice. Now you can spot a Lady bug daily.

     
  • At 7:41 PM, Blogger David said…

    that was very kind!

     
  • At 8:18 PM, Blogger Kathy and Joel said…

    Don't you wish that everyone knew what a blessing our students are? I think that some kids (espeically the older ones) get such negative stereotyping and it is such a shame. One of my girls brought me fundip today as she knew I had received bad news about Cheetah.

     
  • At 10:04 PM, Blogger Janet said…

    That is so sweet. What a cute ornament! But even better that your students think that highly of you!

     
  • At 11:17 PM, Blogger wzgirl said…

    How wonderful and so very, very sweet. Kindness comes in such special packages. XO

     
  • At 4:20 AM, Anonymous Stephanie said…

    The world is full of wonderful, thoughtful people. Lucky you to have found two of them! - Stephanie www.mesocrafty.wordpress.com

     
  • At 4:28 AM, Blogger Robin said…

    That is a really cool ornament. How nice of your student and her mother to be thinking of you!

     
  • At 9:38 AM, Blogger Jodie said…

    People can be so thoughtful and supportive! The ornament is beautiful and I'm glad it, along with the note, cheered you up.

     
  • At 11:15 AM, Anonymous Jane said…

    Aw, how thoughtful, people are so kind, it always overwhelms me! Glad it is giving you a bit of a lift....the wait is hard.

     
  • At 11:58 AM, Blogger Kate M said…

    Its really lovely when people go out of their way to show kindness and support.

     
  • At 4:33 PM, Blogger eggrolls and chopsticks said…

    Surprises like that are particularly touching. What a lovely ornament.

     
  • At 5:31 PM, Blogger Ford & Alyson said…

    Too cool. I like it when people take the time to say they care in ways unique to them and for us.

    Peace,
    fm

     
  • At 5:46 PM, Blogger tracy said…

    What a beautiful ornament and the thoughtfulness was so much greater!

    Big hugs! Your not alone.

     
  • At 7:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    What a beautiful ornament - I'm happy to hear that it made you feel better. Hang in there :-)

     
  • At 8:24 PM, Blogger Andrew & Stephanie Wise said…

    Hi Joanna!

    I just wanted to let you know that I tried sending you an email about your ornament order..and I got a spam response. Your ornament is ready on my site!!! Enjoy!
    Let me know if you have any questions!
    Stephanie

     
  • At 10:25 PM, Blogger Elise said…

    That was so sweet and I love that little ornament!

     
  • At 8:48 PM, Blogger Wicked Witch said…

    I thought that was candy when I first saw it.

     
  • At 7:11 AM, Blogger Leda said…

    Hey there, you must be near me, huh? I'm in Chula Vista!

     

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