I had an amazing experience Feb. 13. I stopped into the gift shop at MaineGeneral in Augusta after an appointment. I was looking for a gift for a friend of mine who was getting married the next day. I found these beautiful heart-shaped earrings made with Swarovski crystal. They were beautiful, but I didn’t have enough money. I spoke aloud to the sales person saying something I often say: “I wish I had plenty of money so I could buy my friends anything I want to give them.” I added: “My friend is getting married tomorrow and these would be perfect.”

Anyway, I left them and went looking for something else. After I was almost done looking, a woman shopper — someone I’d never seen before — handed me a small bag and said, “This is for your friend who’s getting married tomorrow.”

My mouth opened wide but no words would come out and tears began forming; I finally was able to say thank you to her and I know she saw and heard my heartfelt gratitude as I spoke with a bit of a crackly, almost tearful voice.

I do not know who she is, but I wish she could know when I told this beautiful story to my bride-to-be friend and gave her the earrings she cried with deep heartfelt and joyful tears.

Thanks so much to the lady who was at the gift shop. You made a whole lot of people happy and touched a special place in all our hearts.

I am sharing this because I want our society to feel hopeful. Maybe someone reading this will decide to touch others with kindness and compassion and spread more beautiful joy.

Cindy Dow

Augusta


Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.

filed under: