Monday, July 23, 2007

random acts of kindness


jack goes to camp at a beautiful church retreat on the atlantic ocean. between the summer day camps, and the church youth group camps, they have as many as 1600 youth on campus each week. the grounds themselves used to be Fort Caswell, and are studded with old encampments, armories, fortifications, etc.

there is a security gate that is manned 24 hours. the guards are all so friendly, always smiling, always giving directions, talking about the history of the fort with people who just happen to stumble across it. they have a small guard "shack", and it has got to be hot in there!

on friday, we dropped of milk and fresh baked cookies to the guard on duty. he was totally surprised ( a little taken off-"guard" even!!) just a small thank you! (we know he enjoyed it as we saw him brushing cookie crumbs off of his lips!)

20 comments:

chloe elizabeth said...

So fun!!! I'm sure that made his day...and yours.

Jenmomof4 said...

That is great Lelly!! THis time of year it is so fun to give people a cold drink!! Thanks for posting two weeks in a row!! I think I will do a givaway in a month for those that have posted every week!!

Amy said...

I would so want to be your neighbor, Miss Lelly.

Rebecca said...

That is so sweet. And fyi, I once upon a time went to Fort Caswell, two summers in a row even!

Kelly said...

A perfect sweet surprise! So fun.

Jill said...

That's a great idea. It reminded me of a time I dropped off a dozen Krispy Kreme donuts and a gallon of milk to our local mechanic (that we've been going to for 15 years). I totally forgot that I did that. I need to think of something good to do this week.

Holly said...

love it - lately i've been more recipient than giver - since i've been in bed all summer - but it is refreshing to know friends care about you!

michelle said...

That is so sweet!

Jenny said...

Love it! Doesn't it feel so good to serve?

Claudissima said...

how fun...unexpected gestures make the greatest surprises...

Barb said...

Good going on the random act of kindness and nice word play!

Rachel said...

You rock! I bet he was so caught off guard. A great example of a random act of kindness! Thanks for sharing! :)

Amanda :-) said...

Oh, bless him with his crumbs! Hahaha!

Glad you're reminding me to keep up my RoKs. I've been a bit of a face-ache today with people. *hangs head in shame*

donna said...

GREAT Lelly!!!! How sweet :)

Price Cream Parlor said...

What I love about this is how simple the act was - and how that one simple act must make him feel about people and his job. He will remember that for a long time! Great example to your little!

Liz said...

That is so sweet! You know he told everyone he knew!

Elizabeth said...

I hope you are well! What in the world am I going to blog about tomorrow.:) Thinking about you.

Sandi said...

The other day I was coming from the cafeteria at work with both arms full of food an drinks for myself and my co-workers. A woman down the hall saw me coming and ran to the elevator to push the button for me. She then apologized that she did not have time to ride up to my floor and open the door for me. Cute, huh?

Tuesday, July 31, 2007 3:45:00 PM

Amy said...

I hope you're busy with all good things! Tuesday's aren't the same without you!

Kelly said...

I second Amy. I'm missing Lelly!