Monday, March 31, 2008

Have you lightened another's load?

So today I was trying to carry a awkward bulky child's play kitchen into Kid 2 kid to sell. I left Emma inside and was struggling to get the whole thing myself. A man who looked to be in his sixties was crossing through the parking lot when he saw me struggling. He came right over and offered his assistance and helped me into the store until I was settled. Then he patted me on the back and said to have a good day. I was very appreciative and squeezed his arm (that's my favorite stranger gesture) and said how much I appreciated it. I wanted to ask him if he has been watching Oprah's Big Give, but then realized that people can do nice things without having to be reminded. Then that made me think.... Have I lightened the load of a stranger today? Have you? My mom's blog has a great post of different service ideas and ways we can make a difference, check it out if you have the time. So here's to that tan stranger man... Thank you for offering your help. I could have done it, would have taken two trips, but to have you offer your service really lightened my day. Thank you!

Sunday, March 30, 2008


Emma is such a little ham ball! I know this is a result from two years worth of my taking a photo of her every move, but now she is totally a camera hog. Anytime I get the camera out she automatically says "cheese, mile (smile)" and is posing for the camera. These are a series of pictures where she did all the poses herself.