F:AK/WATWB – The joke that gave his wife a kidney

Friday acts of kindness/We are the world blogfest.

Rex Scott was driving the bus and joked to Valerie that he takes tips in the form if kidneys. It just so happened that Valerie has been prepared to give her kidney to someone who couldn’t receive it. Here was someone who walked into her path….

Read the story here https://www.goalcast.com/2020/02/13/stranger-kidney-donor-saved-womans-life/

Woman donates kidney to stranger in Indianapolis

How many of us listen to meaning behind the words and act of them?

I’d love to do so.

What aft of kindness can you do for someone? What act of kindness has someone done for you?

Let’s spread light….

Love, light and glitter

A little birdie told me you have books here. #WATWB

Wordless Wednesday – allow your photo(s) to tell the story.

A little birdie told me you have books here. #Wordless Wednesday #I see a birdie book, but it’s about lovebirds.

Linda shared this post (and the following links!) and I thought it was perfect for WATWB. Little free library Instagram account. Well worth checking out to see pictures of the little free library’s around the world… You can find out more about Little Free Libraries here.

I love this because people are sharing what they love and spreading joy, light, and hope through their books…..

Which is what WATWB – we are the world blogfest – is about. Spreading light in a world where people spread so much darkness. There is all the light. Let’s spread it! Join WATWB here.

Happy Friday!

Love, light, and glitter

#WATWB Good People Doing Good Things — In Times Of Trouble

This post is absolutely awesome…. if you want to know what kindness is, and how one person can make a difference – no matter the age.

This week’s ‘good people’ post is just a bit late, but hopefully worth the wait. The trash man watcheth … We don’t give much thought to our trash collectors, or binmen … they come once or twice a week, pick up the trash, and that’s that.  They likely don’t give much thought to us, either.  […]

Good People Doing Good Things — In Times Of Trouble

I’m sharing this post for my WATWB post – we are the world bloggers, spreading light in a world of darkness. Watwb posts are shared the last Friday of the month. I’m sharing it in advance because Friday is Shavuot for me.

What kindness can you do? How can you spread love and light?

Love, light, and glitter

WATWB – The Happy Newspaper

The Happy Newspaper was created by Emily to share happy news and has been distributing copies since 2015. Emily was just 21 when she launched this and could never imagine how much of a brand it would become.

#thehappynewspaper

The Happy Newspaper shares – you got it, happy news. Right up my street!

Someone shared this and it’s perfect to pass on. In a world of darkness, spread light – and sunshine, glitter, and hope. There is so much goodness and giving in the world. What will we share? The darkness or the joy?

Even more inspiring to me is that Emily is my age. I can’t imagine myself having done this. The Happy Newspaper is an icon now

Check out the Happy Newspaper Website or find them on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter

Let’s spread sunshine and light…

Love, light, and glitter

WATWB’s cohosts this month are Eric Lahti, Susan Scott, Dan Antion, Damyanti Biswas, and Kaur Uppal

WATWB – A police officer comforts a child on a train.

WATWB – we are the world blogfest is about spreading some light in the world that can appear to be dark. The news is filled with darkness. Rather than look out only for the dark, look for the good. To join WATWB click here

This story really touched me, how someone in authority went out of his way to help someone who needed it. Just because. For no reason other than to be nice. As always, the news I choose to share is about the random acts of kindness. I’ve only included part of the story, you can read the full story here.

Taylor’s 4-year-old son, Andrew, looks like any other preschooler. So, when he melts down in public, bystanders assume he’s a just a spoiled kid having a tantrum. “No one realizes he’s autistic,

On the train, Andrew was persistent on wanting to get out of the seat to stand in the middle of train while moving and running back and forth through it (which of course if he did he would fall). I kept trying everything to get him to sit, but he just wouldn’t (this fight went on for 20 min), that is when he his regular toddler tantrum turned into a meltdown, or what I call, the point of no return for him. He started rolling on the floor, screaming, his shoe fell off and he flung it across the train, all while I’m on the floor trying to calm him down (in a dress) with all the candy I had. Then he starts the kicking, hitting, pulling my hair while everyone in rush hour stares on the train……..

I knew we had to get off….Now we’re rolling around on the dirty station floor. He is  covered in black dirt…. I panic as I see someone walking towards us, but it turns out to be a Metro Police Officer. As soon as he comes over Andrew freezes and stares while holding my hands, body mid air, feet stretched out on me, while I was standing. The officer asks me if I needed any help… Without hesitation he said, “Okay I’ll come on the train”.

The officer ends up riding the metro THE ENTIRE train home with us!!! Whenever he got off he would hold Andrews hand and walk with him. He sat next to Andrew as he requested on the train, acted interested as he showed him silly videos, and he even made funny faces in the Instagram face filters when Andrew asked.

This officer COMPLETELY went out of his way to help Andrew. He honestly restored my faith that there are good people still left in the world.

MSN News

This months WATWB cohosts are Susan ScottPeter Nena, Shilpa Garg, Mary J. Giese, and Damyanti Biswas (thanks for starting this),

What act of kindness can you do today?

Love, light and glitter

WATWB – Build a walker

This story brought me to tears with it’s simplicity and innocence. It shows love and care, and is a typical random act of kindness. WATWB – We are the world blogfest – is about spreading joy and light in a world which is filled with darkness. In actuality there is a lot of both. Light and dark. Creating an awesome pattern.

Christian and Justin Moore walked into the Home Depot in Cedartown, Georgia earlier this week with the intention of building a walker for their 2-year-old son Logan. Logan’s parents were worried that their insurance would not cover a walker – and if it did, then it would take too long to get one. Christian and Justin went to the home goods store with a supply list of tools and materials they would need. Upon showing the list to one of the employees, the couple was joined by the store manager – and they were stunned by what the workers had to say.

“They started getting the parts together and told us they would put it together and would not charge us for it, they told us to go get ice cream and come back in an hour.”

By the time they returned, the Home Depot employees had assembled a brand new walker for Logan – and it even featured his name across the front.

To view the story in Goodnews or on CNN

To join WATWB follow this link. WATWB co-hosts this month are Shilpa GargDan AntionMary GieseSimon Falk , Damyanti Biswas.