Thursday, April 25, 2013

Peace, Hope, Love, and Kindness-linky

Every time we turn on the news, pick up a newspaper, or look on the internet there seems to be something awful going on. With all of the "Yuck" going on in the world some of our fellow bloggers decided that we needed a day to focus on peace, hope, love, and kindness that we see.

I'd like to share about something that happened to my husband and I a few weeks ago. Many of you know that my wonderful mother-in-law passed away on Easter Sunday. It was totally unexpected, so when we received the call on Saturday afternoon saying she wasn't expected to make the night we hopped on a plane and headed to Florida. We were there for a week paying for hotel, rental car, flights etc. It was a stretch for us financially, my husband is a full time student (graduates in June,) so we were a bit worried about where the money for everything was going to come from-but we were thankful that we were able to be there.

When I arrived back at school on Monday, I was called into office and was handed an envelope. In the envelope was a large amount of cash. The office staff collected money from those that wanted to donate to help offset the cost of our trip. It was such a surprise, and such a blessing. Their act of kindness really touched my heart during a very difficult time.

What are your stories of peace, hope, love and kindness? Have you ever received a surprise blessing? I'd love to hear your stories! Be sure to link up and read other encouraging stories, as well as share your own. Together we can make the world a better place!

I'm off to take my kiddos on our overnight camping trip. I'm thankful the weather is going to cooperate! Tomorrow night I'll share some pictures from our trip, and plan to start the 100 Follower Giveaway, so be sure to check in!


  1. How wonderful! That makes ME feel good. :) thank you for linking up!

  2. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one. I must admit you work with a very kind staff. They are a true "Community of Kindness"!

  3. Awww! How sweet of your colleagues!! That is definitely hearwarming! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Working with friends is the best. Enjoy your trip! :)


  5. What a heartwarming story! Thanks for sharing!!
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