Angels at the Post Office
by MA Loper - Posted Wed April 4, 2007 @ 1:59 PM
One of my biggest pet peeves is when friends and acquaintances blindly forward exaggerated or outright fictitious stories to me via email.
To counter this irritating trend, I usually will respond back to everyone on their distribution with a link to a Snopes article or urbanlegends.about.com the refutes the message I know its incredibly bitchey, but 95% of them are so blatantly ridiculous that I can't believe anyone would truly believe it.(Yeah, like Bill Gates is going to send me a new PC loaded with Vista and Office XP if I forward some dumb email to 500 friends!)
But while perusing the latest entries, I stumbled across the following: http://www.snopes.com/glurge/abbey.asp
Apparently this family's 14 year old dog passed away and their 4 year old had taken it hard, so she decided to write a letter to God to ask him to look out for their beloved pooch.
I won't spoil the rest of it, but what happens next is about the sweetest thing I've ever heard of a stranger doing for another person.
Nichole had emailed me earlier this week about March of Dimes and Leanne has been so busy helping out her friend who lost everything in a fire that it got me thinking. We had such a great response and feeling with the Compliment week, what would it be like if we devoted one week to "Good Deeds?"
It wouldn't have to be grand gestures - something as simple as holding an elevator for someone or paying the toll for the person behind you. But it would be really cool if we all tried to do at least one good deed and then reported back about it here on the blogs.
I look at it this way, its springtime, I've been cooped up in my house since December (God I hate Cleveland!) and I am ready to get out there and feel alive again!
This little letter really inspired me, so what do you all think? Could we have a sort of "Pay it Forward" week?