Monday, March 23, 2015

Random Acts of Kindness - Birthdays

A few weeks ago, Mommy had a birthday.  Birthdays are a big deal around our house.  Of course, we bring out the Birthday Bear to sing.  The one celebrating the birthday has "Happy Birthday Fun Day" where they get to choose whatever they want to do that day.  Mommy and Daddy usually go shopping and out to dinner.  When it is my birthday, I play Frisbee, get a new Frisbee for a gift and have a special treat.  I usually share my treat with my brother.  Ringo hasn't figured out his "Fun Day" routine yet, probably because he has only had one birthday.
I must explain something very special that happened on Mommy's Fun Day.  Mommy and Daddy had gone out to eat at one of their favorite places they don't get to visit often.  Shortly after being seated, the server brought over their favorite wine and said it had been paid for by one of Mommy's best friends.  That was a great surprise!  Mommy and Daddy continued enjoying their delicious meal and laughed about many events that had happened over the past few days.  I bet they told stories about Ringo and me, we're pretty funny!  In case you didn't know, Mommy and Daddy like to laugh and they do it often.  They enjoy each others company.
Towards the end of the night they asked their favorite server if she would take a picture of them.  Big smiles all around!
When the server came out with the bill, she leaned in and said, "A table just down from theirs picked up the bill and said they wanted to treat them."  Mommy and Daddy were stunned and overwhelmed.  The server went on to say these nice people do this sort of thing on occasion when they are moved by someone they feel deserves their kindness.  Daddy managed to squeak out a 'Thank You' as he was still overwhelmed.  After she left, they sat there in silence for a moment.  Those kinds of things don't happen to Mommy and Daddy, so it was very touching.  Daddy and Mommy were both misty eyed, but Daddy composed himself enough to approach their table to thank them.  The woman from the table came over to Mommy and wished her a "Happy Birthday," and gave her a hug.  The woman's name was Pacy!  (Mommy's other name is Stacy!)
When Mommy and Daddy got up to leave, they stopped by the nice people's table to thank them again.  Once there, the table started a rousing rendition of "Happy Birthday" for Mommy and even sang harmonies!  It was quite good!  What a wonderful evening made even more special by random acts of kindness!
I can honestly say the giver and the receiver of a random act of kindness both feel awesome - kind of warm and fuzzy all over!  Try it!
Boomer the Mellow Yellow Lab

Sunday, March 15, 2015

SpRingo Fever!

This blog will be short because the weather has been too beautiful to stay indoors.  Temperatures in the 50's and  60's with sunshine aren't exactly normal for Minnesota in March, so we're enjoying it while we can!  I promise to write another blog soon talking about random acts of kindness and birthdays!  Happy Spring!

Boomer the Mellow Yellow Lab