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    Yesterday morning I was cruising the Craigslist ads. And I spied an ad in the items wanted section. It was written by a lady who had moved here from Texas and only brought what they could fit in a U-haul trailer and their mini van.
    She asked for the usual items...My husband and I loaded up the back of my truck with a TV, dvd player, vcr , a chair and ottoman. Along with some extra pots and pans and some linens. And toys for their two sons. And she had to leave her machine behind, so I gave her my spare. She told me she was working on a quilt for her son when they had to move. Now she can finish it, I sent along the needles that go with it, a bunch of thread and the feet that fit it (including the walking foot and 1/4 seam foot).
    They kept trying to pay us for the stuff, I just simply told them.....
    "When we were younger, someone helped us out and we were just paying it forward." And my husband told them, "we have more than enough to spare." And as we were leaving the smiles on their faces were thanks enough.

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    How very generous of you :lol: And how wonderful for the family .

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    you are a kind soul.

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    What a wonderful thing to do. You will be blessed.

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    Aw, that was really nice!

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    I think you are TOTALLY awesome! What an incredibly kind thing to do, and you can believe that it's earned you some "good karma" points, even tho you didn't do it for that reason!! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    I think you are TOTALLY awesome! What an incredibly kind thing to do, and you can believe that it's earned you some "good karma" points, even tho you didn't do it for that reason!! :)
    I believe in karma, if you do good things, it comes back to you tenfold. I have been blessed so far with a good life.
    I know we all have been in their place one time or another, it's a hard thing to start over with just the stuff you can carry.

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    That was so sweet of you and your hubby!

    Thank you thank you!

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    You are so awesome to do this for this family. :thumbup: You will be rewarded in return. Isn't it a great feeling to help them start over fresh? They will never forget you! :wink:

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    Your story made my day, it is so nice to hear about good things going on. You and your husband are good people, and we all need to take a few lessons from you. Thank-You for doing this.

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    That's beautiful!! This is exactly what the world needs more of!! :thumbup:

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    how awesome to have angels like you and your hubby in this world,thank you

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    This is typical behaviour of the left handed :P :P :P

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    What a generous gesture you did!
    It'd be a much better world if more people were as nice as you.

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    What goes around comes around and God will provide a way. You have and will continue to be blessed. Thank you for doing this for them and their children. Out of the goodness of your hearts. Awesome!

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    A nice story to wake up to:)

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    How wonderful. You and your husband have really earned our admiration!

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    That is so awesome! You really made a difference in their lives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing Hawk
    Yesterday morning I was cruising the Craigslist ads. And I spied an ad in the items wanted section. It was written by a lady who had moved here from Texas and only brought what they could fit in a U-haul trailer and their mini van.
    She asked for the usual items...My husband and I loaded up the back of my truck with a TV, dvd player, vcr , a chair and ottoman. Along with some extra pots and pans and some linens. And toys for their two sons. And she had to leave her machine behind, so I gave her my spare. She told me she was working on a quilt for her son when they had to move. Now she can finish it, I sent along the needles that go with it, a bunch of thread and the feet that fit it (including the walking foot and 1/4 seam foot).
    They kept trying to pay us for the stuff, I just simply told them.....
    "When we were younger, someone helped us out and we were just paying it forward." And my husband told them, "we have more than enough to spare." And as we were leaving the smiles on their faces were thanks enough.
    that would be so heartbreaking to leave things behind....you and DH were their angels that day....she will never forget you

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    Don't you feel good when you help somebody.

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    I think you are storing up treasures above by giving away treasures on earth!! Blessings to you!! Janice

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    This brought a tear to my eye. Such warmth and generosity is so rare, but so wonderful. You and Hubby have earned a place forever in my heart.

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    I knew I liked you for some reason! :thumbup: ;)

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    So glad you shared that with us! Nice to hear good things! :)

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    See.....you and people like you make places like this just a wonderful place to be.
    You brought tears to my eyes with your generosity!

    Hugs

    Caroline

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