Asking about others

I ran into an acquaintance the other day, a really sweet women who’s been going through a bunch of major challenges (details, as always, obscured for privacy). But when she spoke to me, all she wanted to know was how I was, having gone though something much more minor. She was so concerned that I nearly forgot to ask about her!

While what I had gone though was more or less over, she was still in pain. While for the most part, my life was normal (as much as it can ever be), her’s was still not. But all she saw was the common denominator- that we were both trying to have ordinary lives while they were anything but.

It’s ok to get sympathy, and definitely ok to tell the truth when someone asks how you are (assuming, of course, that they honestly want to know, and not just to be polite), but sometimes it’s nice to remember the other side of the story.

Even if what you’ve gone through is so much more major than what someone else is faced with- remember my friend E. And take a moment to go beyond your self.

Lil Sis

It’s been a slow few days. I keep having to remind myself that I’m only posting good things here. So I’m posting a tribute to my kid sister, with much love.

I yell at you way to often. Granted, you’re happy to yell back/start the fight.

But I also need to say thank you. Thank you for letting me get out of the house this morning without a rendition of your newest song.

Thank you for running messages for me. Thanks for not kicking me at supper anymore. Thanks for when you are helpful. Thanks for cooperating when I babysit. Thanks for giving up your toys to the baby, for offering to ‘help’ with chores, for ensuring with your immense voice that I never miss out on what’s going on.

Regardless of when you don’t– thank you for when you  do!

Hello, World

It’s the little things that matter a great deal

The person who left a sweet note when I was mad at the world

The friend who, when I was feeling my worst, sat and talked with my for 15 minutes without a single ‘I told you so.’

Hi! I’m Lucky, and this is my site. I’m starting a blog of short, sweet stories- the nice things people do for one another, that slip between the cracks of our busy lives. I want to add a drop of goodness to the world.

Please e-mail me to submit a story, or sign up to comment. I’ll be putting up more information in pages in the next few days.

Thank you for your help, and Welcome aboard!

One more thing- a huge thank you is owed to the person who helped me set this website up. All the technical details that don’t normally get noticed- please give a thank-you!