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The Kindness of a Wonderful Friend

I have wonderful friend who I’ve known since third grade. Her name is Lori, and I have counted her among my closest friends since we first met. I knew we were fated to be pals when she came to my house shortly after we became acquainted. It was my birthday, and I was terribly ill with strep-throat and pneumonia.

Lori was determined to make sure I had a good birthday. She walked to my house and knocked on my door like everything was fine. Mom explained she couldn’t come in to play because I was extremely sick. Lori assured her that she knew I was sick. All she wanted to do was leave a birthday present for me.

She handed my mom a little stuffed dog with one eye and explained it was her favorite toy. She told Mom the little dog had made her feel better every time she was sick or sad, and she was sure it would make me feel better, too.

Fast forward forty years, and Lori has done it again. My last post talked about the bad morning I had Friday. Part of that post mentioned how I dropped half my bagel on the floor and then ate that last one in the house. My night-working husband then got up and broke my heart when he told me all he wanted was a bagel.

Saturday, after she read my blog post, Lori went grocery shopping and thought about me while she was at the store. My sweet friend bought me a bag of bagels and left them on my front porch. She texted me to say they were there and she hoped I enjoyed them. A more thoughtful gesture, I’ve never seen.

That simple act of kindness made me feel special and loved. It made my husband happy, too. The world needs more people like Lori.

I encourage all of you to find some way to make at least one person feel special today. Thank you for reading Ozarks Maven! If you’ve enjoyed my little seeds of wisdom and joy, please subscribe to Ozarks Maven, Like Ozarks Maven on Facebook, or follow me on Twitter @OzarksMaven.

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