I know that we are supposed to be a blog about saving money, and we still are, but lately we have been pivoting into a blog about paying it forward.
Tonight I can not sleep because the thoughts about the tender mercies of this sale are running through my mind. I wanted to share a few of the sweet little miracles I experienced these last few days.
At 6pm Saturday evening after spending 13 hours in the hot sun on my feet on an almost 100° day, I thought to myself. Was this all worth it? Did we really raise enough money to justify all of the work put into the sale? Then I thought well maybe there were some little miracles experienced by people we will never know.
Here are a few that I did notice…..
Two little girls age 9 and 11 witnessed their mom talking about baking items for the bake sale and then decided on their own to go through their own toys and fill a huge bag to donate.
A woman who just had knee surgery only a few weeks ago, spent hours on not one but THREE days helping us tag, sort and set up the sale. At the end of the sale all she said was she wished she could have done more.
A woman came up and bought a few items and then with tears in her eyes handed us a $100 grocery gift card for a family. This made me cry and I am not usually a cry-er.
A woman who bought $3.50 worth of yard sale and bake sale items and then handed me a $10 bill telling me to keep the change and with tears in her eyes said she wished she could do more.
A woman who handed Cathy a wad of cash and said I don’t need to buy anything I just want to make a donation.
There were numerous people who overpaid for items in order to make a donation.
Many of these people, including most of us, have never even met the familes we are all trying to help. There were dozens more miracles these past few weeks but I’m going to leave the rest of the sharing up to you.
I hope that the spirit of paying it forward has touched your heart these past few weeks. Feel free to share any of the tender mercies you may have experienced.