Sunday, February 20, 2011

Paying it Forward - Smile Sunday

"When we least expect it an act of kindness will be repaid a hundred times over." ~Mama Hen
I am sick! Really sick. I was so excited to repay the act of kindness given to me on Friday morning when the lady in the bakery bought me a cup of coffee and bagel. What I did not tell you was that I started getting a migraine a couple of days ago. I thought it would go away, but it has turned into a full blown flu. I have not been this sick in years. Last night I woke up and went down stairs crying. Little Chick came down and checked on me. She said, "Mommy, go to bed, it is the best thing when you are sick." She then grabbed my hand and brought me back up stairs and gave me a hug. That was the greatest medicine. Then today I could not get out of bed. The pain radiated throughout my body and I could not move. Little Chick called my mom to tell her to come over and help her mommy. She then called back and started giving her a grocery list of what she thought would make her mommy feel better. Then she called my mom again and told her to come right away. She must have called her about ten times adding to the list. The last request was ice cream. Why not? Little Chick then brought up about fifteen of her favorite animals and said, "Mommy, I have a surprise for you." The bed was filled with her little furry friends. When my mom came I was so happy that she could play with Little Chick and help me out because I could not move. While I stayed stuck in bed I could hear my daughter and mom giggling down stairs and Little Chick saying how they had to take care of me. I then thought about how I had to take care of my mom when she was in the hospital a few months ago and when she had gone home. I also thought about how sick Little Chick has been since September and how wonderful it was to see the two of them "paying it forward" by taking such good care of me. As far as my paying it forward from the cup of coffee the other day, I am sending a Starbucks gift card to my really good friend that I have not seen in years. If I can't have a cup of coffee with her then I would like to make sure she gets a few on me. I will continue to pay it forward as I feel better. Have a great Smile Sunday!

25 comments:

  1. Awww... that was such a sweet & thoughtful gesture from Little Chick! Thank God that she and your mom are able to help you out by giving you your much needed rest!

    Take care my friend and praying for your speedy recovery!

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  2. Hope you feel better soon! I have a feeling this crazy weather is going to make us all sick - 63 the other day, 30 the next, it's a recipe for disaster!!

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  3. I really hope you feel better soon! It sounds like this flu is really hitting everyone and I hope it works it way out soon for you! I read that story the other day about the woman who paid for your coffee and all I could think was how awesome! I had someone pay for my toll one time and it just made me feel so good. Trying to pay it forward is key because I believe that if you give out positive energy then you get that back. You're definitely teaching Little Chick well, she knew exactly what to do to help you and that is so sweet! Get lots of rest!

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  4. What a sweet post! How wonderful that your daugher took control of the situation when she knew you needed her!

    Hope you feel better soon.

    Dianna
    www.thesedaysofmine.com

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  5. oh no, you poor thing. You must be miserable. Get well soon :)

    your friend will be pleasantly surprised when she checks her mail and special gift from you! SO SWEET! and uh, I LOVE starbucks too...Hm, might have to go and get me a tall, nonfat latte right NOW??!!!

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  6. Take Care, Stay warm and hope you feel much better soon.

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  7. Feel better soon! I loved your post. So sweet!

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  8. Oh no! I'm hoping you're feeling better today, though I'm sure you are, since you have such good nurses tending to you. I agree with Little Chick, ice cream can't hurt!
    And I love the idea of treating your friend - it's going to be such a nice surprise in her mailbox!

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  9. Oh no, I hope you start to feel better soon.

    Little chick seems like she knows what to do when you are sick. What a grate little gril.

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  10. Little Chick is really so sweet. I hope you feel better! xoxo

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  11. That is so cute your little girl is watching after you!! precious!!

    The Smith Circle

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  12. Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear you are sick! It's so hard as a mom to be sick and not be able to take care of your little one. Little Chick is SO sweet and thoughtful! What a doll. I'm glad your mom was nearby and that she and little Chick took such good care of you! You are so awesome to see the sweetness in that even when you are in pain. Feel better soon my friend! xo

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  13. Oh I hope you feel better real soon. My mom and I were sick last week, and now my little guy's got a very bad cold. Plus...more snow! Yuck. Please take care of yourself...I know with Little Chick and your Mom, you are definitely in good hands! XOXOXO.

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  14. What a sweet Little Chick you have! I am so sorry you are so sick, and hope your body shakes this flu quickly. It is miserable, indeed! Your story of Little Chick taking care of you reminds me of my daughter who was such a little nurturer. don't you just love that! Sounds like you're in good hands. Now get well soon!

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  15. Hope you feel better soon! Little Chick is so adorable and kind calling your mom to go quickly at your house. She's amazing! I'm sure your friend will be happy to receive that gift card from you.

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  16. Little Chick has a lot of you in her! So sorry you're so sick. Hoping you feel better soon with Little Chick's helping hands there for for you (:

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  17. Hope you are feeling better soon, Mama Hen. You give so much to others. You're right, the best medicine is your little girl!!

    God blessed you, for sure!!

    Bianca

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  18. Hope you are feeling much better! So sweet how she took care of you!!

    Blessings
    ,Jill

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  19. I'm so sorry your so sick! That Little chick is so darned cute to take care of you like that. You've just been working so hard at taking care of everyone else...I guess it was your time. BTW: I'll send you my article by tomorrow eve. You just let me know when your feeling up to posting it. Take good care!

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  20. You're so right!!! I completely believe in paying it forward :-) You never know, you may just help someone who badly needed a pick-me-up!

    I can't believe I haven't toured my favorite blogs; I've missed yours a ton!

    You always send a great message!

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  21. Thank you so much for visiting my blog today. I am following you back! Thank you so much for your positive words of encouragement! It is truly appreciated!

    Brooke

    http://theintentionalmomma.blogspot.com/

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  22. Hope you feel better soon! I am now following you back.

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  23. I hope you feel better soon! How lucky are you to have Little Chick and your mom taking care of you! I love the pay it forward message. I have a good friend I need to send a gift card too, Great idea! Feel better soon and get some rest :)

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  24. I hope you feel better soon! LC is such a kind and caring soul. I'm sure her sweetness made the flu a little more tolerable! The universe loves you for paying it forward!

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  25. Little Chick takes great care of her mama! I hope you are feeling better!

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