Tuesday, July 5, 2011

There is always hope....


On my way to work this morning, I noticed a lemonade stand that was being set up by 3 little girls in the neighborhood. 
As I returned home at noon, the girls were sitting in the sun offering refreshment to passer-bys.
I was taking my husband for a follow-up visit to the doctor and coming home, the girls were resting in the shade under their table from the heat of the afternoon.
Darrell and I stopped and although we didnt want a beverage, we wanted to support their efforts. We gave them a bit of money for their persistence and they politely  thanked us for the gift.
I asked them how much they'd made that day, and their faces beamed as they exclaimed "almost $15!" I asked what they were going to do with their loot (half expecting to hear about a trip to the toy store - a response you would expect from 8 yr olds) but no... they said they were donating all their money to the animal shelter to help prevent cruelty to animals.

Our hearts stopped beating for a second and at that, Darrell dug a little deeper in his wallet. 
Funny how things like that will leave a mark on your heart.  If those were my girls, I would be so proud of them! 
And if they are out there tomorrow, I'm asking if I can take their photo to remember this act of kindness ♥ . 

5 comments:

GoldieLoo Woodworks said...

awww Cookie Im afraid I would have completly emptied my pockets to them. Im glad you & Darrel stopped.And glad D got a good report today. Hugs~~Pam

Daughternature Primitive Folk Art said...

Love this post Cookie! - BJ

Cookie said...

thanks girls... yup Loohoo, they tapped us dry that day! We were glad to go without the starbucks & movie tho :)

A Quilter Awakens said...

Good for you! And fabulous idea those young ladies had. Karmen

A Quilter Awakens said...

Good for you! And fabulous idea those young ladies had. Karmen