Mar. 25, 2018


Regardless of our age, there is a little child hiding inside each of us. As I mature (“old” is not in my vocabulary), the-little-girl-in-me--forever young-- comes out-to-play more often, to question the meaning of life, and to remember past thoughts, deeds, and actions.

Two days ago, I experienced a particularly stressful, troublesome day. Some days can be so tiresome….climbing over obstacle after obstacle of to-do trash….answering calls from California or Maine so a recording can challenge my student loan debt or .......hearing a heavily-accented male insist I send fresh breast milk to orphaned newborns in Guatemala.

Checking the mailbox, I wasn’t anticipating anything exciting….just the usual utility bills, hearing-aid coupons, invitations to buy burial insurance…..just more junk for the waste basket.  But hidden among the expected, was the unexpected… a handwritten envelope with a return address of Cheney, Washington. The little girl in me, overwhelmed with curiosity and excitement, quickly tore-open the envelope and inside was an adorable card with this message:

“If not for you, someone who needed love would have gone without it…there would be one less smile, one less laugh, one less hug, and….the song of life might have skipped a beat. If not for you, something special would be missing.” With love, Cyndee.

These meaningful words were printed on the card. Also included in the card was a piece of yellow paper and a personal check. And that’s when the little-girl-in-me joined the big-girl-in-me…for a sit-down cry.

The handwritten message on yellow paper said: “Sally, I am enclosing a check for the purchase of one book. The remaining $28.00 is to cover the person who never paid for the book you sent them. Thank you for being an inspiration to me and to others.  Your Facebook Friend,  Cyndee."

The-little-girl-in-me looks forward to every day, believing something good is just minutes away from happening. She keeps me hopeful and….keeps reminding me about the good people….with good hearts….who love and care for others, including me.

Thank you, Cyndee!

Latest comments

17.10 | 01:42

I miss being Facebook friends with you! Hope you are well and happy.

Tammy Brookover Jay

15.10 | 01:28

Love all of this. I'm so lucky to be your neighbor,

30.08 | 16:26

Sally, my friend, I love your writings and sometimes they make me cry and then smile. I love you as if I had known you all my life. God Bless you each and every day in all you do.

29.08 | 19:19

Lol, I loved reading this story! As a female that dated a couple men with Harleys, I totally understand and met Harley Guy myself, many times over!
I hope you get your 3wheels someday soon!

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