Wham! It sounded like a car hit the window …

We had just finished lunch at a cozy little diner when WHAM! It sounded like a car had hit the window. We rushed out and saw a poor fellow lying dazed on the sidewalk. He had tripped and fallen and really shaken himself up. A bunch of us from the restaurant were there seeing what we could do. We helped him slowly get up and we chatted a bit while he got his bearings. That was quite a fall! But he was fine, just a little shaken, and we helped him on with his coat and he thanked us with a smile and turned to go. But wait! I spotted the culprit! One of his shoes was untied. We walked away once we saw that he was OK. I felt really wonderful that we were able to be there for this guy. He was extremely grateful — and so was I for the opportunity to show my kindness.

“OH NO!!!!!” … it was the last day and NO food!

I am an afterschool teacher who throws a party for my students on the last day of each semester. I do this to celebrate their accomplishments. We plan as a class, and decide collectively who will bring in which foods so we end up with a variety of things.  I believed that we had two more classes left, but I was wrong … it was the last day! “OH NO!!!!!” I thought to myself upon discovering that it was the last day and NO food! When I went to pick up my students they held up bags of treats and were grinning from ear to ear. I was so moved and proud of them for organizing the party by themselves. What an amazing group of girls!