Catch My Products

Catch My Products
Click on the image to visit Catch My Products.

My humorous thoughts about life.

"My Humorous Thoughts About Life" Humor - Humor - Humor - Humor - Humor - Humor - Humor - Humor - Humor- Humor - Humor - Humor - Humor - Humor - Humor - Humor - Humor - Humor -Humor - Humor - Humor - Humor - Humor - Humor - Humor - Humor - Humor - Humor

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Writer's Post: Little Things That Make Me Smile

Corinne Rodrigues from the Writer's post is sponsoring this week's topic of "Little Things That Make Me Smile." Perhaps when you see girl scouts outside the grocery store, you'll remember this post and pass a smile forward. 



Memories From The Cookie Sales

Many years ago while helping my daughters sell Girl Scout cookies outside the Kroger store, a slender, well dressed man approached us with a task. He paid for six boxes of cookies but only took three. Bending down so that he was eye to eye with the girls, he said, "I'm leaving three boxes of cookies, and I have something I want you to do." He asked the kids to find three people who looked like they were having a bad day, give them a box, and tell them, “Someone wants you to have these cookies.” 

The scouts spent the next several hours observing every Kroger shopper to decide who needed a pick-me-up and then reveling in the joy of giving away cookies. Thirty minutes after presenting a free box to one woman, she returned with tears in her eyes and money to pay for someone else’s cookies. She told the story of how her car had broken down and she was having an awful day until the troop lifted her spirits with a simple gift.

This pattern of buying and giving continued throughout the weekend and had become a practice of the troop each year. Now that these girls are grown-ups, they still remember the man in the suit and continue to perform random acts of kindness when possible. I dare you to buy an extra box of cookies for a stranger who needs a little thing to make a smile.


19 comments:

Debbie Doglady said...

What a wonderful story! That man probably has no idea how much joy he brought into other peoples' lives. :-)
Smiling too!

Jill said...

That is Inspiring! It's great to hear about all the "GOOD" out there!! I'm stopping by via Crafty Spices and now Follow you on GFC :)

It's always nice linking up with you on Wordless Wednesday too!

~ Jill

http://www.frugalplus.com/

Frugal in WV said...

I love your story, a great way to make other people happy!

Heather Fox said...

Here from the blog hop. This is so awesome! I just signed my daughter up for Girl Scouts, and I am hoping she has this great of a learning experience!

Nice to "meet" you!

Janine Huldie said...

Oh awesome story and as a former girl scout I couldn't help, but smile reading this one :)

Georgie Lee said...

What a great story. I was a Girl Scout for 12 years and sold cookies ever one of those years. It taught me a lot of lessons. Thanks for stopping by my blog http://georgielee.blogspot.com

Medeia Sharif said...

I love surprising people. These random acts of kindness really make people's day and help kindness spread.

Suzy said...

What a lovely story. That made me smile.

Corinne Rodrigues said...

Hi Joyce - thank you for sharing this delightful story. It sure made me smile today and want to add to someone else's smiles too!

Loy Cerf said...

What a nice story! Thanks for sharing! And happy belated birthday to your daughter!!!

Theresa said...

Beautiful story. It's true, a little act, no matter how small, can make a huge impact on someone else. I love these kind of stories!

Revamp Spunky Rena said...

Hi Lovely
I'm your newest follower from craftyspices blog hop. Love your Awesome Blog!
Feel free to drop by & follow me @ www.revampspunkyrena.com

xoxo
Rena

Masshole Mommy said...

That just gave me chills! What a wonderful thing to do for someone and I bet it cheered up those three people (and the girls) that day. Love this.

Kris @ beyond the whiskers said...

Awwwww...that is a wonderful idea! Wouldn't it be wonderful if the man in the suit got word of what he started.

Ms. Kathleen said...

I was a girl scout for years growing up - In fact my Mom was like the head of the scouts for the area we lived in... Love those cookies to this day!

Susan ~ Today's Working Woman said...

I forgot...this is Girl Scout Cookie season! Yes, this is definitely something to make you smile. Those girls work so hard...I think I am going to go buy some cookies!

Susan Dusterhoft
Today's Working Woman
todayworkingwoman25.blogspot.com

Kathy said...

Awesome story!!

Kathy
http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

Jenn said...

My daughter is selling them-- I think we might just pay it forward. Love the post!

Cheers, Jenn

joan robertson said...

Hi there, loved this post! It's a beautiful story and so much more necessary today, with all this violence going around! Young people do usually inspiure us oldies, I suppose because they are still innocent of life's knocks? Hopefully we will never lose that innocence! Have a good day, full of smiles!