This Week’s Good News!

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For this week’s story, you don’t even need to click on an attached story, such as I provide each week. Instead, my good news has to do with something that happened to me.

The other day, I went on what I call my Square Block Walk (SBW). When my husband isn’t feeling like taking a walk or has just come in from working in the yard, I take off on a very fast one-mile trek. When doing so this particular time, I passed by a neighbor (he purchased my husband’s Honda Civic for his daughter a couple years ago.) This neighbor was on his riding lawn mower in his front yard; we waved at each other and I continued on. He turned off his mower and asked me, “Is your husband okay?” I stopped in the street, “My husband?” To which he responded, “Yeah, I’ve seen you walking by yourself a few times, haven’t seen your husband with you, and I was worried.”

I almost started crying. “Thank you very much for asking. He’s fine, but sometimes I take walks by myself. But it’s so kind of you to ask – you noticed something different in my routine and you showed enough interest to ask. That means the world to me.”

I hope my neighbor’s act of kindness towards me improved your day as much as it did mine! 

2 thoughts on “This Week’s Good News!

    Jill Weatherholt said:
    May 20, 2020 at 2:30 pm

    Thanks for sharing your experience, Irene. I’ve had similar reactions when people have expressed concern. Your neighbor has a kind heart. I think there’s more people like that than some care to admit. ❤

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      Irene Olson responded:
      May 20, 2020 at 2:33 pm

      Oh, my, I totally agree. And isn’t it wonderful when people allow themselves to be vulnerable in asking such questions? I could have had a devastating report to deliver about my husband – for one cause or another – yet this neighbor allowed himself to possibly be on the receiving end of that report and then need to respond to it. Far more good is out there and it is delightful to be on its receiving end. ❤️

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