Jane Perala!!!!! I used a random generator and it came up #1- which was Jane. Please send me your address via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Now, since I was feeling the love from all you wonderful gals, I decided to make a second surprise grab bag, and the random genorator picked #5....Kristi! So please contact me as well so I can get your beads to you!
Thanks so much for sharing you stories of how people have touched your lives with kindness! It was wonderful how you all opened up and I felt so blessed to read a little bit about each of you.
So- I will share my favorite story of someone showing me kindness when I really needed it.
I was 8.5 months pregnant, (yes that is really me, and it was only one in there)!
Here's the good part. Some REALLY awesome angel of a women, came over, and took the cart and told me she'd help me to my car. I tried to refuse (yes, I can be stubborn ie: stupid at times) but she insisted. Then she helped to load the truck while I got the kids in their seats and buckled. I couldn't thank her enough and she was just like, "no big deal...have a great day".
I got in the car and cried. I was so tired, and hot and overwhelmed, and I was so happy that someone would do something so special for me. Maybe it did seem like no big deal to her, but to me, it was everything. She really made a pregnant womens day. I will never forget it.
NOW I make it a point now, to help women shopping with kids whenever I can!!!!!
Thanks again everyone, and remember, its those little things that matter most to people. It doesn't have to be some grand gesture!!!