- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2017
As im sure most of you know, we lost a dear member of the hive not too long ago. Ms. pennylainne. bakerella started a website, an idea created by members here at weddingbee, to get word out about doing random acts of kindness in pennylainne’s honor. On the website there were cards that you had the option of printing out and each card gave a brief description of what was happening and why. I just today passed out my first card and was so moved by the response I got I had to share this with the hive. Please feel free to share your stories if you have any. If not, and you would rather keep it to yourself that is ok too, but I wanted to share my experience…
I was at the gas station feeling rather grumpy (someone broke into cars on my block last night and i was annoyed). I was looking for my debit card in my purse and came across the card that had been printed out. I thought “what a good way to cheer myself up and put some good vibes out into the world”. So, armed with my kindness for krysti” card I walked into the gas station with the intention of paying for the gas of the person in front of me. It was an order for 30 dollars of gas for a woman who was probably in her 30’s. So I stepped up and asked if i could pay for the gas, paid for my gas as well, handed the woman the card and a smile and walked outside. while pumping gas I felt a tap on my shoulder, it was the woman from inside the gas station. She had tears in her eyes and without a word just gave me the biggest hug I have gotten in a while. She then explained that she was about to use her last dollars on that gas and that she had been feeling really beaten down by life lately and that with one act of kindness I had reminded her that there were good people who cared all around her. She promised to pay that act of kindness forward, offered her condolences for the loss of krysti and walked to pump her gas. needless to say, I was no longer grumpy, and that was the best 30 dollars I have spent in a quite some time.
I did not know Pennylainne very well and my interaction with her was limited but judging from the outpouring of grief here on the hive over her loss I am sad to know I wont have a chance to know her better, and thankful that I had what little interaction with her that I did.