Sunday, October 31, 2010

A Sweet Story...

Wow!  I didn't realize it had been such a long time since I last posted...

We've been very busy, traveling around New England selling our wares at various sportsman's shows.  Husband Ed sells his firearms supplies, and I put out my jewelry, which raises a few eyebrows, I must admit.  But, most folks seem to like my little pink oasis in the midst of all of that camouflage, and honestly, I think the guys buy more jewelry for their wives, girlfriends and daughters (and sometimes themselves!) than the women do.

In any case, I've got a very sweet story to share with you.  Whenever I set my table up, I always include a little corner with a treasure box filled to the brim with buttons, bracelets and car magnets, all bearing the sentiment: Cancer Sucks.  I ask for a dollar donation, and guests at the show can choose whatever they want out of the box.  If they don't want to donate, I give them a button anyway.  All of the money that I collect goes directly to Stand Up To Cancer.  I've collected one hundred dollars so far!
This weekend, a lot of the adults helped themselves to the Halloween candy I had put out, and walked right past the donation jar, barely giving it a second look.  But just when I was about to give up hope, a young man about eight years old went by with his Dad.  He stopped, read my plea for help, and very gravely got his grown up wallet out of his back pocket.  His Dad and I exchanged a smile as he took two dollars out and dropped it in the jar.  I was very touched by this young boy's generosity.  What a sweet soul he has!  He won't see this, but maybe he'll feel it somehow; I thank him from the bottom of my heart.  I could tell that his Dad was proud, and rightly so.
I was very excited to share this story; I hope it gets your week off to a good start.  There's hope for humanity yet!
P.S.  After his generous donation, things began to pick up.  Plenty of people donated their hard earned money, and I collected thirty two dollars to send to Stand Up To Cancer.  My heartfelt thanks to all! ❤

1 comment:

  1. I'm just reading this now but it did make me smile. His father should be proud..

    Happy Holidays Sue!