Friday, August 22, 2008
It's been a hectic day. My poor little girl is sick again. I took her to the doctor at lunchtime and learned that it's croup caused by a virus and will probably gets worse before it gets better. I think my daughter is an illness magnet, but I'm counting my blessings that she's never had anything more serious.
Anyway, I was in need of some extra encouragement today, and I got some delivered in a brown box on my front step. The package was from pediped, and I couldn't wait to open it and check out the cute new shoes I'd ordered for Jodi.
I quickly grew frustrated, though, when I saw two boxes inside the package. I knew I only ordered one pair of shoes, so why had they sent me two? I figured it was probably a mistake or more likely a scam to get me to buy more and wondered how much time and money it would cost to return the unwanted pair. But then I was humbled by a small card that had fallen out of the package. "Serendipity" it said and on the back explained that I'd been randomly selected to receive a free pair of shoes in the same size I'd ordered but in a different (but just as cute!) style. No strings attached, just a request to pass on an act of kindness like I'd just been shown and an email address in case I'd like to send in my story of what I did to "pay it forward."
Wow. I sure am impressed and will want to order more from this company. (Not to mention that I'm giving them some great advertisement on this blog!) I have no idea if pediped is owned by a Christian, but they gave me a good challenge to be more like Jesus. I have been blessed immeasurably by Him. So how am I blessing others in return?
I know I've heard of authors randomly giving free books away to encourage others. Or maybe you've been the recipient. If you have a good story of a serendipitous event, post a comment and share it with us!
I hope you have a weekend full of little blessings!
Editor Du Jour JoAnne