Random Acts of Kindness

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about my whole family coming down with a cold.

I had been so self congratulatory about having had a healthy family all winter. ย Too self congratulatory, obviously.

The very day that I posted about everyone being sick I received a very nice email wishing me and my family a speedy recovery.

I also received comments and tweets from friends “checking in” to make sure we were all right.

It really brought home to me how powerful cyberspace is. ย In a matter of minutes of saying that I didn’t feel well, I had people checking in on me, and my family.

Such a beautiful thing.

It didn’t end there. ย The next day this arrived on my doorstep.

A whole stash of over-the-counter cold-care products to help relieve our cold/cough symptoms.

If that and the emails, comments and tweets are not random act of kindnesses, I don’t know what are!

I feel very blessed.

Thank you.

Disclosure: ย I’m assuming I was sent a care package of Vicks VapoRub products because I am a part of the Vicks VapoRub Blogger Brigade.

About Angie

Angie is a CRAFT dabbling, recipe making, WORD loving, sunshine hording, book DEVOURING, Mama to a lot! She's kind of in love with Instagram right now, so if you want her attention, go find here there. {smiling}


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    Twitter: _MamaJules_

    I’ve been bragging about my kids not really being sick all school year. Today I have one of them home sick.

    Posts like this really show that there are great people out there. How awesome that you got the care package!

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    Becca - Our Crazy Boys
    Twitter: beccascrazyboys

    How sweet. My friend Chelsea (VicariousChelsea.com) was sent some mac and cheese and fuzzy socks from Kraft when she tweeted about being sick a couple of months ago.

    LOVE my cyber friends ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Susie's Homemade says:

    That is so sweet!!

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    laurie J says:

    I think the illnesses just wanted to lull us into a false sense of security. I was thinking how nice it was that we hadn’t gotten ill either. 2 weeks ago Andrea went through 12 hours, vomiting. The next day I started a 10 day cold, fever, chills, ache awfulness..Andrea is still in it. I guess the germs are exerting their dominance.

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    Twitter: 7alltogether

    i got my package from vicks too! i’m sure i’ll put it to good use before the winter is over! thanks!

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    T Rex Mom says:

    How is everyone fairing now? Hopefully, all better? Sometimes the random acts of kindness can ease the ills of not feeling so great – kind of like receiving flowers.

    I hope everyone is on the mend. Take care.

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    Lolli @ Better in Bulk
    Twitter: 1momof5

    That is so sweet! I bet that cold medicine looked even better than a box of chocolates on your doorstep. Or maybe not. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    How nice!!

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    Kelli @ writing the waves
    Twitter: writingthewaves

    Gotta love those random acts of kindness. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Twitter: MommaKiss

    I have been touched by the kindness of the internet more than once. Amazing. Hope you are feeling better.

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    Galit Breen
    Twitter: galitbreen

    Yes! i feel the exact same way- his space that we all share is nothing short of powerful! I’m so very glad that your sweet family got support (and meds!) ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Nicole@ Moments that Define Life
    Twitter: MTDLBlog

    That’s outstanding that Vick’s paid enough attention to what you were tweeting and posting to send you that care package! ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope all the bugs have worked their way through your house!