Sunday, May 20, 2012

Garage Sale Generosity





Cooper's last soccer game of the season.  Chris's last game to coach.  It was wonderful to see Cooper out playing, despite the heat.  Great to hear such nice words from the other parents about Coach Chris.  I am so proud of them both.


One story from yesterday's garage sales:


At our first garage sale, Cooper first eyed the toys.  He inspected each and every item.  He selected a few favorites and still had money to spare.  He then meandered over to another table.  Costume jewelry dotted the surface, a collection of circa 1980s earrings and a few tarnished necklaces.  He scanned the items and then smiled.


He said, "Mom, I want to buy you jewelry.  What do you want?"  


He surveyed the table with pride.  It was if he escorted me into a fine jewelry store and announced, "Purchase anything, the tabs on me."


His words touched my heart. I glanced at the array of well-loved jewelry with $1 price tags and then looked back at the toys.  I smiled and tried to hold back tears.  I insisted he purchase a toy for himself.  Without much prodding, he agreed.  But, I was grateful for his gesture that showed me the kindness that sits in his heart.



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