(This post is going to be a serious one.)
After publishing my last post about having to miss out on Eddie Ross's thrift day at the Rose Bowl, I experienced one of the most kind and selfless emails anyone has ever sent me. A woman emailed explaining to me that she and her husband believe in random acts of kindness and she would like to pay my way to see Eddie.
When I read the email, I was in shock. No stranger has ever offered such a kind and generous gift to me. At first I immediately thought - I can't accept this, it's too much! Then I felt guilt, did my post come off as a pity party?
I didn't know what to do, how to respond. I consulted my husband, and an unbiased fellow blogger friend. They both told me this would make her happy, and to take this opportunity to pay it forward. I then emailed back my amazing anonymous giver and accepted and promised to take a thousand photos, write a very detailed post, and most importantly take this opportunity to be selfless myself. I thought - what a great opportunity to give give back to my readers. I am going to find something special at the flea market and give it away here on my blog, and dedicate it to selflessness.
This blog is full of trivial, pretty things, but the support and friends I have made with it has been overwhelming. Today it's taught me to be a better person, and I hope someday I can do the same to others as this amazing woman did to me.
So good news - I'll be seeing Eddie this Sunday! Of course, I'll post all about it!
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