The Basket Lady
Basket Lady had another wonderful time this session in the Moving Freely classes; and the six weeks just seemed to fly by. Cindrie and I look forward to seeing everyone in the spring.
The River Valley Recreational Department in Mexico has been the perfect host and the Recreation Director, Wayne Sevigny, deserves a big round of applause for his vision and devotion to bringing health and fitness to the River Valley citizens.
A recent example of kindness as told to the basket lady.
Judy Pelletier, accompanied by her beloved Thomas, came to a Moving Freely class and shared a personal story about gratitude.
A young family member needed an electric wheel chair and as time passed, the family prayed and tried to save up enough money to buy an electric wheel chair as they are not covered by insurance.
One morning, Cindrie made an impromptu announcement at a Moving Freely class that her brother had an electric wheel chair that he’d been trying to donate but wasn’t getting any “takers.”
Judy quickly spoke up and advocated for her family member and Stacey, brought the wheel chair over to the little boy and showed him how to use the control buttons and now, he’s happily getting around like a pro, Judy said.
Here’s the beauty of gratitude.
Judy wanted to do something for someone else and immediately thought about the children in the community that may not have any Christmas if not for Santa’s Helpers; and without hesitation, drove over to the Free Shop and put a crisp one hundred dollar bill in Margaret McNeal’s hands for Santa’s Helpers.
Judy repeated how wonderful she felt “passing it on” and giving what she could so that others may enjoy their Christmas, too. Together, Judy and Margaret wept tears of joy and gratitude.
A cup of blessing
Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; For beauty is God’s handwriting- a wayside sacrament. Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower, and thank God for it as a cup of blessing. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Friends, kindness not only counts but it adds up! We miss your kindness every day, Dot Sanchas. Until then, smile and live in the present.