Friday, November 18, 2011

Pink Friday and Pink Saturday 11/18/2011

The theme for Pink Saturday is thankfulness and I have much to be thankful for. With the economy the way it is many struggle, as we do to make ends meet, but some have no food to put on the table or a roof over their head.  I have both and I am able to be home with my daughter and I am very, very thankful for that.

On Wednesday my daughter and I ran up to the store to get a few things and on our way out while getting into our truck a lady approached me and I could tell by the way that she looked that she is having a very rough time.  She explained that she needed to get to Terre Haute which is about 70 miles or more from where we were and that she was out of gas and only had $4 dollars and would it be possible or could I spare a little money to help her.  I told her to go over to the gas station right by the store and I would meet her there.  She kept saying thank you as she walked back to her car.  Now my husband and I are having some pretty hard times right now financially and we live on a very fixed income and budget, but I couldn't tell this woman no.  I had her pull up to the pump and I told her I would go in and pay.  I bought her $10 of gas and a drink and headed over to her car.  I think she is living in her car because of what I saw in the back seat.  I told her I'd paid for $10 and gave her the drink and told her to drive safely and that I hope she will make it there safe and sound.  She started to cry and told me over and over thank you.  I told her that she is more than welcome and I hope that some day if I am ever in the same situation some one will help me because we need a little more kindness in the world.

As I got into our truck, my daughter who had been sitting in there watching everything said "Mom are you going to be able to get your gas now?"  I told her I would make due with what I have and I'll just have to be more diligent about where I drive and when to do my errands.  Then my daughter said "Mom, that was really nice of you to do that for her, especially since you gave her half your gas money budget.  I love you mom and I'm really proud that your my mom."  That's when I started to cry.  The fact that my daughter is proud that I'm her mother is the greatest gift she could ever give me.

I truly feel that if our society could just be a little more kind and giving toward each other it truly would be a better place to live.  I can tell my daughter until I'm blue in the face to be a better person, but they are only words; I have to lead by example.  I hope and pray everyone is having a wonderful week and that you have a happy and joyous Thanksgiving next week.

Here is a little digital media signature tag I made for Christmas.  I hope you like it.

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Hugs,


25 comments :

tami said...

Lisa, your story was so touching. What a beautiful example you are setting for your daughter. You are putting positive things out there, sweetie..may many blessing come back to you.
Happy Pink Saturday & Happy Thanksgiving..xo Tami

Marianne C. said...

Lisa, what a blessed thing you did. Now I'm going to tell you that you will receive back very generously. The heavens have opened up for you, so expect the best.

Thank you for sharing this beautiful story, and may God grant you every favor on your life.

You are extremely Pink,
Marianne

LV said...

What you did is very nice if the person is sincere. Around here, they just want an extra dollar for smoking or drugs. Thank goodness you paid for her gas and did not give her money. It is hard to trust anymore. You definitely have your heart in the right place. Blessings to you and family.

chubskulit said...

Simply gorgeous!

My PINK, have a great weekend!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Lisa Sweetie...
What a beautiful pink blessing today. You giving of yourself and helping someone in need, and your daughter was able to be present, someday she will remember that, and pay it forward as well.

You gave that stranger the most beautiful gift of all "LOVE". You will have enough gas to get through the week. God will see to that. That amazing feeling that you had when you gave this gift of love, you will remember for the rest of your life.

You are an earthly angel sweetie. A true earthly angel. Have a glorious week. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

pinkkandy said...

Well, I can hardly believe it is Thanksgiving already. Seems like we just planted our flowers...I am so very thankful for many ways God has blessed me...I give HIM all the Glory!I ask for many blessings to come your way through this holiday season!
Kandy

Tina´s PicStory said...

nice pink :)

Katya kate said...

Lisa, I am extremely touched with what you did! Truly, you're an angel sent from up above to help a person in need. You set a good example for your daughter. That is the greatest teaching of all! Our world will be a better place to live in with kind people around like you. May God bless you more. Hugs!

Katya kate said...

By the way, I'm a new follower! That signature of yours is festive, love it!

Rosemarie said...

with this you will surely get more blessings...visiting for Pink Fridays, mine is up at http://www.prettysinglemom.com/2011/11/when-frances-imee-turned-1.html, i hope you could find time to visit and show some love..

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Lisa, you get my vote for a truly wonderful and good person! What a wonderful example to your daughter, too. That act will live with her all her life.
Wouldn't it be nice if each of us did a small kindness for someone in our country as you just did. In these hard and troubling times it would make all the difference in the world!
Your story is so inspiring and gives me hope for mankind!
God Bless You!
Jil

wifetoalineman02 said...

wow! what a pretty story, so touching :-) Thank you for sharing. Happy Thanksgiving to you and to your family. Dropping some love for Pink Fridays, hope that you can return the favor too.

http://www.simplyjess.info/my-little-girl-my-shopping-buddy/

Anonymous said...

That is some story and what a blessing in your daughter's words. No telling how that will build with all of you. It was a brave thing to do and I hope you're blessed back. Hard words to read about struggles. Blessed by my visit.
I noticed your frames on the sidebar, did you see Claudie, the pink feature? One on her sidebar used a frame to take a photo and they took photos behind frames in her post - that's a great idea.
Thanks, Jenn

cassandrasminicorner said...

Oh, that is pretty. I like it:)


Visiting for PF!

http://www.cassandrasminicorner.com/2011/11/pink-friday-97-her-1st-big-bicycle.html

http://www.mommys4seasonsjourney.com/2011/11/pink-friday-97-hello-kitty-and-dora-watches.html

mypinkprettiesaboutme said...

A lovely story from a lovely spirit. I'm sure your daughter will be a sweet spirited girl as well. There is no greater blessing a mom can receive. Thx for sharing.

HPS

LL

teJan said...

Liza, the story made me teary eyed.. it was really a great thing you did! I'm so blessed as well by this story. God will sure bless you more in hundredfolds!

thanks for the visit on my PF visiting back!

following you here too!

Bestfriend said...

oh that is so touching story Lisa... I can feel how your daughter is very proud of you...

God bless and kepp safe

Leovi said...

Delightfully charming this wonderful collage.

KM said...

a little kindness goes a long, long way :)

visiting you back for PF. thanks for the visit ^^

Rcel said...

What a blessing you've been to your daughter! I am touched myself. :)

Was here for PF! You're welcome to stop by mine as wel! ;-)

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lainy said...

WHat a moving post! Thanks for sharing. Visiting back from scottzprincess.net

See yah!

Pretty Kat said...

Oh! you melt my heart. so touching. Your creation is really nice. I wish I know how to make it.

Thanks anyway for the PF visit. Will see you again for sure. I like your blog.

jeanne said...

Hello Lisakay, This is a very belated visit for PS but we are out of town and time has flown by.

Your post just touched my heart. Living examples are the best teacher.

Blessing to you and yours and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Jeanne

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Happy Thanksgiving Lisa. I was just talking to my oldest son today about how important it is to teach our children (he has a 6 year old little girl) how important it is to share and to give. You are good! xo

Katya kate said...

Hello Lisa Kay, it's me again..

Want you to know that I so love your blog hence I'm giving you an award. The details are on my blog, please check it out. Thanks! :) Congratulations!

http://mommygrowingup.blogspot.com/2011/11/tell-me-about-yourself-award.html

 
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