We traded two potbelly piglets for her Meishan pigs and the friendship just continued to grow. She is a painter, a house painter, and helped me with the difficult area over the stairs when I recently painted the house again. Another day we shared a bottle of wine and some conversation. There is always time to sit and chat with a friend, no matter how busy we are. That is what makes life good.
Then my fridge went, my truck brakes went and the washer in the bed and breakfast went. Boom, three very expensive items. The quote for the brakes was very high and I was a little beside myself wondering how I was to come up with the money to cover these necessities. I had a second small fridge which I am using for now, though I would dearly love to have my counter depth, bottom freezer fridge back. The only repairman in the area did not return my calls. I will try again, though. The washer was given away to some acquaintances who are doing their laundry at the laundromat. He is a handy sort and might be able to fix it. If not, it does wash clothes, but you just cannot choose how or the temperature of the water or length of cycle.
Gail called and said her dear husband offered to fix my truck brakes for me and he could pick up the truck on his trailer. He did that and today they brought the truck back. He not only fixed the brakes, but did a complete oil change too! And, he did not charge me for anything, only the parts. How very generous of him. I had never met him.
What makes the world a better place for you? Kindness is very humbling. Extended to me without expectation of reciprocity, I am overwhelmed with this generous gesture and left not quite knowing what to say. Of course, they are invited to a weekend at the bed and breakfast in the master suite with all meals provided. And somewhere along the way, whether it is for these most giving people or someone else, that which was offered freely without recompense will be extended to another, some way, some how. These kind of people do make the world a better place and I am filled with gratitude for knowing them. Thank you Russ and Gail. Thank you for the bottom of my heart.!