Friday, February 14, 2014

RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS ~ WEEK 2



My random act of kindness this week was a book of stamps!  When I visit my dear friend Elizabeth at the Rest Home Facility, I've become friends with Sylvia who also lives there.  She is a sweet little Jewish lady who loves to write letters. She writes lots of letters to her daughter and runs out of stamps.  I had an extra book in my purse and handed them to her.  She was absolutely delighted to get a full book of stamps.  Isn't it amazing how a little gift of kindness can make someones life a little happier.


This is Sylvia.  Each week when I visit Elizabeth, Sylvia always says.... "I know you come to see Elizabeth, but I just love that we can visit too".  I know many of these dear ones get very little visits, especially when family live further away.

Visiting the elderly has always been a passion of mine.  After we retired I wasn't sure who I would find to visit, but the Lord has graciously given me Elizabeth and Sylvia.  They both bring me joy.

I have linked with Betsy so you can read all the other stories for these Weekly Random Acts of Kindness.


25 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this, Wanda. I love reading all the acts of kindness. I know your visits to these sweet ladies are a blessing. How grand that Sylvia now has plenty of postage for her letters.
    My sis was telling me about dropping off an assortment of greeting cards at the nursing home for the patients to send on birthdays, holidays, etc.
    I wish you and Don a lovely day!

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    1. That's a great idea. I think I'll take Sylvia some nice cards and note paper.

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  2. I love the twinkle in Sylvia's eyes. What a wonderful Random Acct of Kindness that will go on and on.
    Have a fantastic day Dear Friend.

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    1. You noticed it too? She is very sweet, and is open for me to talk in front of her to Elizabeth about spiritual matters. Listened when I went over the "Wordless Book" with Elizabeth. Planting seeds...

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  3. That was so nice! You are a doll! God will bless you for all you do.

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    1. I do feel totally blessed. Think a book of stamps could mean so much.

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  4. What a great idea! Sylvia looks absolutely radiant.
    I like this game.
    :0)

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    1. She is very bright. Rights her daily life in diaries and always doing word searches and word games.
      I like this game too. I also love surprises..HaHa Know what I mean??

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    2. I should look at my words better. Should have said she WRITES daily.

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  5. That is just wonderful!! Amazing how much a small kindness is appreciated!

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    1. I don't think she would have been any happier if I had handed her a 100 dollar bill... Like I had one HaHa...If what you need, that makes you happy.

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  6. What a wonderful gift for Sylvia..so perfect for her! And I love that your heart is big enough to include Sylvia in your visits to see Elizabeth. I dreamed last night that I taped a book of stamps somewhere as a RAK. I must have been feeling a vibe from your yet-to-be-written post! haha.

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    1. You know Betsy, she is so respectful, and ask permission to join in. Elizabeth winks at me, and that my clue to divert all my attention to her for a while and listen to the stories she writes. Elizabeth is doing RAK by giving of her time to Sylvia. That is so funny that you would dream of taping stamps somewhere.

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  7. What a wonderful idea! I work in a nursing home and I know how much visits and a gift of stamps would mean to some of our people!

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    1. Bless you for working in a nursing home. I spent many hours when we lived up North and my dearest was the Pastor. We had several members in rest homes and I did weekly visits. I so appreciate those who look after these dear ones. So thank you for YOUR service. That's a RAK every day.

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  8. a lovely post Wanda!!
    You are lovely happy valentine's day!!
    xxx

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    1. Thank you Gloria. Betsy hit a winner when she planned this RAK month. I'm loving it.

      Happy Valentine's Day back to you...

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  9. What a wonderful RAK! So simple and so kind and so appreciated, and how lovely that your friend writes so many letters! Happy Valentines Day!! xx

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    1. Not only does she write letters, she writes stories of her daily life, and they are quite good. She's in her late 80's.

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  10. Dear Wanda, how wonderful that you have Elizabeth and Sylvia to visit and that they have you. What a joy! When I lived in Georgia, I was a member of the Pilot Club. We adopted elderly persons who didn't have family to take care of them. My lovely lady was Rose. But boy oh boy did her apartment need a cleaning. That was the worst I had ever seen a place -- my friend, Billie and I had our work cut out for us. But we would take Rose out to the park to sit and talk and enjoy the sunshine. Otherwise she would be holed up in her dank apartment all the time.

    FYI: I responded to your comment on my blog about the sugar cookies by using the reply option within the comment section. Have never done that before. What I need to know is was that comment emailed to you? Or does it only show up in the comment section and you will never ever see it unless you come visit again. If you did get it by email., then great. I will use that option more often. If it only shows up in the comments, then I won't do it again. Most people are not coming back to see if I have commented to their comments, know what I mean? :)

    I love that you are practicing random acts of kindness. The world would be a better place if everyone did that all the time. Best wishes, Tammy

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  11. Tammy, I went to your post and got the information. Thanks so much. I like to use the reply option.

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  12. I remember how and when you met Elizabeth. What a blessing you are to her -- and now to Sylvia also. I just got my 2013 blog book last week. We started blogging about the same time, I think. This is my 7th annual blog book. Wow! It doesn't seem that long!

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  13. Bless you, it's true that it's often the small acts of kindness that bring the most joy.

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  14. I have some NH friends I need to visit. BTW, saw the post of you and your sweet heart! You were beautiful then and beautiful now.

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  15. Those stamps and your chats are very much appreciated, I am sure.

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