I ventured out yesterday. Honestly I have gone out very little since March. I can count on one hand the number of visits I have made inside a store. I have several reasons that I am limiting my trips to retail establishments. Everyone I know has different ways of handling this pandemic and for me what I am doing seems right.
But I miss some of my favorite stores and I had a birthday discount and a gift card for my favorite shop in Brevard, Theophilus. It has been my number one shop to go to for anything for the five years we have lived here. I decided that this was the week I was going to go and I did. Never mind that I thought I was making the trip on Thursday when it was really Wednesday. Chris forgot to tell me the day and date in the morning.
I was thrilled to see both of the owners , a lovely mother and daughter team, Martha and Emrie, were there. They have a great system with a doorbell so they actually let you in which allows them to limit the number of customers and keep track of things a little bit better. Of course masks are mandatory in the store ( governor’s mandate) and I was happy to do that. As I shopped there was only one other person who came in and two arrived as I left but there was plenty of room and of course I found some lovely items.
One of the items I found was this little poem at the top of the page. I just loved it and it pretty much embodies everything that I believe. If you share a kindness with someone that kindness comes right back to you. Usually it comes back to you multiplied.
During this time of uncertainty and uneasiness and just the unknown I am going to hold onto this poem and keep it in sight to remind me that kindness matters. Pass it on. Share the light. Share a kindness. Be nice. It’s pretty simple, isn’t it?
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I like the poem and glad they are doing ok!
Thanks, Jeni. They are really busy this summer. We have a town full of tourists escaping to the mountains. Another reason I have stayed home a lot—- so many extra people around!
I love that poem. It is perfect for this time. I´m glad you got out. I´ve limited my venturing out too. xo
It was a good trip out – I didn’t realize how much I had missed interactions with some of my favorite shops and keepers. 🙂
I do like this post theme; kindness. I think being kind is sometimes it’s own reward, just treating others with respect. I had to call a tow truck two days ago, the driver was a young man with 4 kids. We chatted awhile and he helped me, I paid him and we exchanged emails. It was one of the highlights of my afternoon.
As a youngster at camp, we sang a song, the first line was “It only takes a spark to get a fire going”. When I read your post I thought of this song again, I hope you spark kindness my friend. – David
That song was a staple in my childhood and youth as well. It really brings back a lot of memories, believe me! Summer camp, bonfires, etc. I love that you had a pleasant interaction with your tow truck driver. How wonderful to share kindness with him. I am sure it meant a great deal. Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate YOUR kindness.
You can never go wrong with kindness. One of our greatest gifts from God.
I agree! Kindness is always in fashion.
Thank you for reminding us of something that is free to give: kindness.
Thank you, Joanie, for your sweet words and for taking the time to read today. I appreciate your kindness.
I’m reading my blog’s Reading List again (finally have Chrome again, so I can open multiple tabs and read other people’s blogs!).
How wonderful! Welcome back to the blogging world over here, Priscilla. Hope you are doing well .
I’m glad you had this outing. And to one of your favorite places. Yesterday I called a friend whom I haven’t talked to in months. The day before I called my uncle, who lost his wife in May.
Thanks, Audrey. You know I am a pretty social person so this was just what I needed to get kickstarted a bit again. Even though I thought it was Thursday… I love that you are making phone calls and connecting with people to share your kindness. Good for you!
Such a lovely poem. I’m cooking Conner one of his favorite meals before he has wisdom tooth surgery tomorrow morning and won’t be able to eat solids for a few days.