Monday, June 10, 2013

An act of kindness!!!

KINDNESS is hard to forget. I know I won't forget the kindness I received yesterday. After a jam packed week of responsibilities I was drained and needed a mini escape to the lake so I drove 40 miles to a wonderful lake called Pickerel.

Once there I could immediately feel my stresses melting away; fresh air, lots of trees, hiking trails galore, and one of the cleanest lakes around. I did some yoga on the beach, took a long swim and than decided to hike the trails.

Well I got a bit lost and miles later found myself transported to another world. I ended up at another lake called Silver Lake. The place was majestic; families picnicking, kids swimming in the lake, a bustling concession stand with the smell of hot dogs grilling, sailing boats and lots of sugary sand. Although I was lost I felt so comfortable among the strangers who took pictures of me swimming and offered me some potato chips. 

Within minutes of getting out of the lake, a middle-aged man who was with his kids started to chat with me. I told him I was lost and didn't know how to get back to Pickerel Lake. He told me he was heading home with his kids and would drive me back to Pickerel Lake. Rick was his name and his adorable sweet children were called Carly and Harrison. As he drove me back to Pickerel Lake in his SUV we had a great conversation. I felt as if I was with family and yet Rick,Carly,and Harrison were complete strangers. 

                     Pickerel Lake

It would have been a very long walk back to Pickerel Lake from Silver Lake but thanks to the kindness of Rick I was able to get back to where my car was parked at Pickerel Lake quite quickly. 

It's so refreshing to know that there are still people out there who are kind. Kindness is one of the nicest gestures we can offer one another.

Let's all take moments of our life to offer a bit of KINDNESS to a person and spread some cheer.

Who can you be kind to today?

             Magical Crystal Lake; swimming with
             a new friend!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Help when Help is Needed!

My life has changed a lot since moving away from metropolis New York City. Now I live in a suburb of Detroit where getting around without a car is very challenging; the opposite of New York City where driving a car can be nerve wrecking.

Yesterday I needed to get my eyes dilated and knew I couldn't drive home alone. My family members were out of town, my friends were all working and I needed someone to help drive me home. Just when I was ready to give up I received a call from a friend of the family whose over 80 years old named Jerry.  I asked Jerry if he would mind driving me and picking me up from the hospital where I had my eye doctor appointment and Jerry said "Yes, no problem, I'll take you there and back."

One of the most beautiful gifts in life is to have a friend help us when we're in need and that's exactly what Jerry did, he helped me in my time of need.

What a blessing to have people like "JERRY" in our lives. Let's all appreciate our friends who are there for us in time of need.  Our moments with friends are truly a gift!

Monday, June 3, 2013


Recently a friend and I were returning from a long drive. We stopped at the service station to get some gasoline. Just as I was heading inside to pay for the gasoline I saw a middle aged guy carrying lots of soda cans in a plastic bag. His hands were full, yet as he saw me approaching he opened the door and acknowledged me to go inside the building. 

I was so touched by this simple gesture of kindness. I smiled and thanked the man than payed for the gasoline. It's simple moments as this one that I cherish.

I hope each of you meet a stranger who does something kind for you. Let's spread the kindness.